More than a pretty phrase

Adam Turner With just a little bit of effort and carefully clever passwords, you can protect yourself from hackers.

The tax refund that was too good to be true

ATO logo

Chalpat Sonti Fraudsters have created a mock ATO website as a vehicle to fleece taxpayers' bank accounts.

New tool to combat card skimming

ATM skimming

Joseph Sapienza A web designer has devised a way to combat would-be bank card skimmers by developing a system in which the PIN changes with each use.

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Dumped computers exploited in overseas fraud

Cyber crime.

Natalie O'Brien CRIMINAL networks are feeding off Australians' lust for new technology by skimming data from computers dumped in Africa and Asia - and using it for blackmail, fraud and identity theft.

Theft in the internet age: losing your identity is no joke

Bennett Arron

Karl Quinn Bennett Arron and his heavily pregnant wife were on the brink of buying their first house when his bank sent a letter demanding he settle his outstanding bills.

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Facebook hackers stalk the network


Mark Russell SHE has no idea who they were or why they would target her but Sasha Mathers feels violated by Facebook hackers.

Fake credit card ring smashed after year-long probe ends in raids: police

Credit cards - Visa and MasterCard

Police say they have smashed a significant criminal syndicate which produced false identities and fake credit cards to buy more than $1 million worth of goods.

Smartphones offer new frontier for identity theft


As more people switch from traditional cell phones to smart phones, worries have increased that users will fall prey to the same virus and malware problems that can plague personal computers.

Police to cruise streets for unsecured Wi-Fi

wi-fi policeman

Marissa Calligeros The Queensland Police fraud squad will be the first in Australia to go on "wardriving" missions to help residents protect their wireless internet networks.

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Cyber criminals change tactics

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Lia Timson Mass indiscriminate computer attacks are giving way to highly targeted individual attempts in a new wave of professional cyber crime, experts say.

Russian hackers 'stole from US banks'


Bobbie Johnson The FBI investigates the activities of a notorious Russian internet gang amid accusations that it stole tens of millions of dollars from US banks.

Avert an unwanted gaze


Lia Timson Ever wondered what could happen to that email you sent the travel agent with all your personal information, including a scan of your passport so they could book your tickets?

Stung for $1000 in lettings scam

Ellie Harvey AN ONLINE scam in which prospective tenants are asked to transfer money to an overseas bank account in return for keys to a rental property has prompted a security crackdown on real estate websites.

Macs a growing target for malware: Sophos

apple mac

With more Macs installed globally, laying traps for Mac users is now more worth their while.

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