Tag Archives: identity theft

Safe Shopping Online: Tips for a Happy Holiday

Shopping online at Christmas means: avoiding the parking hassles and the crowds, enjoying 24/7 shopping hours and finding some great bargains all from the comfort of your own home.  Sounds perfect, doesn’t it?  Being aware of potential security traps and … Continue reading

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How to Create Strong Passwords

In this day and age no one would dream of leaving their house-key under the front door mat – it’s just not safe. When it comes to online security, weak passwords are like leaving the key out. Choosing strong passwords … Continue reading

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Online Safety Campaign by Google

Google has teamed up with the Citizen’s Advice Bureau in Britain to launch an online safety campaign. According to The Telegraph newspaper this is the first time Google has actively promoted something that is not a product. Anthony House, Google’s … Continue reading

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Web Browsers and Security Bugs

Everyone uses web browsers to surf the net and view website content. We trust Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, or Chrome to find and take us to the sites we need, but how safe are they really? Stay Smart Online (an Australian … Continue reading

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Identity Theft Risk for Playstation Network Users

From the ABC News: Australian users of the Sony PlayStation are being told to change their passwords or risk identity theft after hackers accessed the personal information of millions of customers. Names, addresses, birth dates and other personal details of … Continue reading

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