Ten best security websites

More than 1.5 million people worldwide become the victim of cybercrime every day. Drew shares the ten best security websites to help you stay safe online.

The SCAMwatch website is run by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and provides information on how to recognise, avoid and report scams. You can find details on the latest scams in operation, and the site has also broken down scams into categories like identity theft scams, mobile phone scams and chain letter scams.

Stay Smart Online
The Australian Government’s cybersecurity website provides information for Australian internet users on the simple steps you can take to protect your personal and financial information online.

Did you know that it’s possible for your smartphone to get a virus, or for someone to hack into your smartphone to steal your information or run up large phone bills in your name? Techradar has a comprehensive guide to smartphone security, which can help you to avoid falling victim to these smartphone crimes.

This site offers a comprehensive guide to what people like to download and the latest downloads available. It provides a useful guide to the free anti-virus software that is available online.


Cybersmart is a national cybersafety education program managed by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), as part of the Australian Government’s commitment to cybersafety. It is specifically designed to help children to be safe online.


Google Security Blog
Get the most up-to-date online security news at the Google Security Blog. Security breaches, warnings, news of new viruses and more are publicised by Google, so you can stay on top of threats to your online safety.

Money Buddy
Making sure your online banking is secure is important for many reasons. Money Buddy’s guide to securing your online banking explains how to protect your money and avoid identity theft; the five minutes it takes to read could save you from an online banking attack.

A leading company in the technology information business, PCWorld produces a magazine as well as publishes articles on its website. With the only security measure between your personal information and a hacker breaking your password, PCWorld explains how to create a secure password you can remember.

Good Security Questions
Many websites, including Centrelink (now known as Human Services), will ask you to create a series of security questions in case you forget your password. But a poorly chosen security question could give a hacker easy access to your information. So how do you choose a good security question?

Shopping online is fast, convenient and the goods are often delivered directly to your door. But how can you be sure it’s safe? PCMag offers 11 tips for safe online shopping, so you know when, how and where it is safe to pay for items online.

Drew Patchell
Drew Patchell
Drew Patchell was the Digital Operations Manager of YourLifeChoices. He joined YourLifeChoices in 2005 after completing his Bachelor of Business at Swinburne University. Drew has a passion for all things technology which is only rivalled for his love of all things sport.
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