Safety Online

Not everyone is trustworthy. The sheer size of the internet and the “virtual” anonymity of transactions and conversations mean ever more vigilance is required. The YourLifeChoices Security, Spam and Scams page is aimed at providing you with the latest news and updates to keep you secure. Why not get a Free Anti-Virus Scanner, find out the latest Spam and Scams doing the rounds so you are not hit, or read up on how to prevent Identity Theft!

How to blur your house on Google

How to blur your house on Google

How to blur your house on Google

Are you eager to reclaim some personal privacy?

Top Stories

  1. Govt wants to access your phone
  1. Beware this realistic fake bill scam
  1. How to delete a saved password
  1. Never get lazy with your data
  1. How to fight online identity theft

Are my photos deleted for good?

Are my photos deleted for good?

Are my photos deleted for good?

You can’t see them any more, but that doesn’t mean your photos are gone forever.

How to tell if your card is hacked

How to tell if your card is hacked

How to tell if your card is hacked

Banks can’t fight online credit card fraud alone, and neither can you.

Beware police impersonators

Beware police impersonators

Beware police impersonators

Scammers are increasingly catching out people by impersonating well-known businesses.

How to spot a fake email

Fake emails explained

How to spot a fake email

Drew explains how you can protect yourself from email scams.

Viruses & Antivirus

How do firewalls prevent viruses?

The most important and effective way to protect your computer.

Don’t get burned

Spyware

Spyware is software or hardware installed on a computer without the user's knowledge. It gathers information about that user for later retrieval by whoever controls the spyware. Spyware employs a user's Internet connection in the background without their knowledge. Spyware is a threat that many common anti-virus applications ...

Find out more

Antivirus – free vs paid

Antivirus software is a necessity for staying safe online, but is the price tag as well?

Is it worth it?

Scams

How to … banish telemarketers

Annoying, unsolicited phone calls can be stopped. Here’s how.

Spot the rot

Be wary of fake celebrity scams

People are increasingly being caught out by celebrity endorsement scams.

Be wary of celebs

Beware police impersonators

Scammers are increasingly catching out people by impersonating well-known businesses.

Don’t trust anyone

Secure Access

New email scam extorting victims

A new email scam that attempts to extort $1400 from victims is making the rounds.

Don’t fall for this scam

How to stop Google tracking you

Google is currently tracking your physical location and all of your search history.

Act now

How to stop being tracked online

You are being tracked online. So, here’s how to avoid it.

Stay stealthy

Identity Theft

Facebook accounts hacked

The details of 50 million Facebook accounts were hacked last month.

Facebook hacking

The dangers of public wifi

Cyber criminals are now actively targeting public wifi users to steal and sell their information.

Are you safe?

Security concerns over PayPal breach

PayPal has been left red-faced after it was forced to admit a massive data breach.

Are you at risk?

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