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These days, it pretty much seems there’s a phone or system update every second day. Technology is so familiar, it’s easy to feel safe online if we can just keep up with all the changes.

Not so. It’s pretty scary, but Australia already has the fifth highest level of cyber attacks of all nations which costs the country $17 billion annually. And the experts predict there will soon be a minimum of 10 million attacks per year.

If you’re thinking an email virus or cyber scam won’t happen to you, you might want to think again. No system is automatically immune.

More than 75 per cent of all legitimate or ‘secure’ websites have vulnerabilities and 15 per cent of them are easy prey for cybercriminals. View the articles below for our tips, tricks and insurance options to keep yourself protected online.

5 scams to watch out for when shopping online

According to recent statistics compiled by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, three out of four internet users regularly purchase goods online. With online spends set increasing year upon year, there comes a greater chance of potential attack and exploitation.

5 Tips on how to spot a fake website As our reliance on technology increases, so too does the ability of scammers to deceive us. Fake websites that take your money while harvesting your credit card and bank details are quite prevalent and are cleverly designed to look genuine and convincing, making it hard to distinguish them from the real thing

5 ways to protect yourself online

The average person spends almost two hours out of every 24 online. From using Facebook to online banking, shopping on eBay to simple old-fashioned email, we share an enormous amount of our personal information with the rest of the world. Some of it is deliberate, but a lot of it is done unwittingly and without our knowledge

Learn how to keep track of your digital footprint

Online footprints are similar to physical footprints, they’re often messy, easily identifiable and simple to track. Everything you do online, from a Facebook status, to an Instagram post to a comment on a Tumblr blog forms part of your digital footprint. And just like real ones, they can lead straight to you.

 


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