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!

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Careful what you tell AI

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How to stop ads following you

How to stop ads stalking you

How to stop ads following you

Ever gone shoe shopping online and been bombarded with ads? Here’s how to stop it.

Why you may need to rethink passwords

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Why you may need to rethink passwords

A computer can guess more than 100,000,000,000 passwords per second. Is yours secure?

Protecting your privacy after death

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Protecting your privacy after death

Why you must consider the data you leave behind.

Online privacy protection

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Online privacy protection

More Aussies over 65yrs are taking to the internet – but some are taking risks ...

Viruses & Antivirus

Lock out the scammers

What you must do to prevent identity theft and stay safe online.

Security tips

Security flaw exposes ASUS computers

Kaspersky exposed a security flaw targeting the world’s fifth largest computer company.

Security issues

How do firewalls prevent viruses?

The most important and effective way to protect your computer.

Don’t get burned

Scams

How scammers take over email

Research uncovers a specialised economy emerging around email account takeover.

Email concern

Beware online dating scams

Could your new ‘love’ be more interested in your money than your heart?

Can you spot a red flag?

Fraudster phone calls

And how to spot when you are talking to one.

Friend or fraud?

Secure Access

Password managers explained

How to tell a good password manager from a bad one.

Perfect passwords

Lock out the scammers

What you must do to prevent identity theft and stay safe online.

Security tips

Facial recognition concerns

Concerns abound about the scope and safeguards surrounding facial recognition.

Facial farce

Identity Theft

Former PM Abbott hacked

Have you ever pasted pics of your boarding pass online? Here’s why you shouldn’t.

Easy mistake

Don’t be phish food

Data is the new oil, and online platforms will siphon it off at any opportunity.

Safety online

Lock out the scammers

What you must do to prevent identity theft and stay safe online.

Security tips

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