Identity Protection

Read the latest blogs for tips on protecting your identity and learn how to identify scams, phishing, and ransomware.

Consumer Identity Protection

Stay Smart Online Week 2019

Let’s Reverse the Threat of Identity Theft!! Our online identities are critical. In fact, you could argue that they are our single most unique asset. Whether we are applying for a job, a mortgage or even starting a new relationship, keeping our online identity protected, secure and authentic is essential. ...

Consumer Identity Protection

Aussies Fear Snakes, Spiders and Getting Hacked

Fears and phobias. We all have them. But what are your biggest ones? I absolutely detest snakes but spiders don’t worry me at all. Well, new research by McAfee shows that cybercriminals and the fear of being hacked are now the 5th greatest fear among Aussies. With news of data ...

Consumer Identity Protection

How To Practise Good Social Media Hygiene

Fact – your social media posts may affect your career, or worse case, your identity! New research from the world’s largest dedicated cybersecurity firm, McAfee, has revealed that two thirds (67%) of Aussies are embarrassed by the content that appears on their social media profiles. Yikes! And just to make ...

Consumer Family Safety Identity Protection Mobile and IoT Security

Stay Smart Online Week 2018

Time for a Cyber Safety Check-Up? Aussies love the internet. And the statistics just confirm it. In 2018, 88% of us describe ourselves as active internet users. And our social media usage is up there with some of the most prolific users worldwide with 60% of us active users on ...

Consumer Family Safety Identity Protection

#DeleteFacebook: Do You Really Need To?

Is it time to #deleteFacebook? Facebook’s long line of dramas has many of us rethinking our dependence on Mark Zuckerberg’s largest social media platform. While many of us were alarmed at the fake news allegations last year, the recent scandal with Cambridge Analytica has us genuinely spooked and now asking ...

Consumer Identity Protection

Key Findings from our Survey on Identity Theft, Family Safety and Home Network Security

The world is connecting to the internet now more than ever before. As a result, the popularity of connected devices has changed the way we live our lives – in particular, the way we handle our personal information. To get a sense of consumers’ habits and attitudes around the digital ...

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How the IoT supports the world’s largest industries

This blog post was written by Nick Viney. The Internet of Things (IoT) has already helped to connect our world in so many ways, bringing huge improvements and convenience to our lives, homes and health. But we’re often guilty of taking it for granted and failing to celebrate the many ...

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Black Friday and Holiday Shopping Dangers

This blog was written by Bruce Snell. As a kid, I remember hearing about the horror stories of the insanity that comes with holiday shopping.  I remember seeing people trampled the first thing in the morning on Black Friday as they battled their way to the big-ticket items that were ...

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How Valuable Is Your Health Care Data?

This blog was written by Bruce Snell. Health care is a hot topic in security right now. A quick search for “hospital ransomware” returns a laundry list of news reports on hospitals as targets of cyberattacks. However, it is not just ransomware that people need to worry about. In the ...

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Everyone Loves Selfies, Including Malware!

This blog was written by Bruce Snell. I was talking with some of my coworkers the other day about why I wanted to jump to the larger iPhone 7 Plus.  For me it came down to the camera.  I travel a lot for work and even though photography is something ...

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