Tips and tricks to protect yourself against cybercrime.
Although super is generally much less accessible than the money in your bank account for example, a scammer could still attempt to use your personal information to make a withdrawal without your knowledge.
You can help to minimise the risks of identity theft and other breaches of privacy by learning how to identify fraudulent activity and how to keep your personal information safe.
Types of cybercrime
How to protect yourself
Unfortunately, we’re all vulnerable to cybercrimes such as identity theft, scamming, and fraud. It’s important you know how to prevent this happening to you.
Our top tips
- Constantly update your devices - keeping up to date with the latest software will mean you can avoid unwanted bugs and glitches while increasing your device’s information security.
- Change your passwords regularly - make sure they’re strong and secure. There are numerous programs out there to keep track of your passwords if you’re worried you can’t keep track of them all!
- Learn common scams - Phone and email scams continue to be the most common and effective method that hackers use to get at your data. Bookmark scamwatch.gov.au to keep up to date with the latest protection measures.
- Teach others - don’t forget to pass your knowledge on. Elderly people are particularly vulnerable and often targeted.
- Be sure to secure your wireless network with a strong password and be careful using public wireless networks which are often prone to hackers.
Your personal details are worth keeping safe. If you think that your personal information has been stolen, contact iDcare - a free national identity and cyber support service.