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 spot a fake email

Fake emails explained

How to spot a fake email

Drew explains how you can protect yourself from email scams.

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Don’t be phish food

Don’t be phish food

Don’t be phish food

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

Lock out the scammers

Lock out the scammers

Lock out the scammers

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

COVIDSafe app not yet working

COVIDSafe app not yet working

COVIDSafe app not yet working

The app, touted as key to navigating our lockdown release, goes ‘live’ next week.

Government slams COVID app hoax

Government slams COVID app hoax

Government slams COVID app hoax

Hoax message circulates as Australians signing up in force for the new COVIDSafe app.

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

Fraudster phone calls

And how to spot when you are talking to one.

Friend or fraud?

Dark web targets myGov accounts

Update your online security to thwart criminals targeting myGov accounts.

Fraud alert

Banks reveal scams targeting Aussies

Australians lost more than $634 million to scams in 2019, ACCC finds.

Complete picture

Secure Access

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

Spyware apps could violate laws

Readily available consumer spyware products potentially violate a range of Australian laws.

Privacy worry

Identity Theft

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

Avoid credit card fraud

In the eyes of scammers and thieves, credit cards are the holy grail. Here’s what you should know to avoid becoming the next victim.

Be suspicious

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