In Australia, there are 1.5m smart home devices like Amazon's Alexa and Google Home, covering 12% of households, but the smarter the home the more inviting it is to hackers. Hacked devices can reveal what you've been saying and what your passwords are.
The Federal Government has downgraded its focus on cybercrime by moving ministerial responsibility out of Cabinet. Will this make it easier for cyber criminals?
Don't believe the promotion: Facebook is not your Nana’s kitchen, it's a business model that depends on personal information.
As a parent, it scares me to think that someone might be watching my kids at school. Waiting. Scanning. Not on the street, but over the digital highway.
School budgets are always tight, but parents need to know that their children are safe at school and not being exposed to or exploited by cyberspace predators. More needs to be done.
I wish I’d known sooner’ is the heartbreaking line I hear all the time from parents who find out their child has been the victim of online abuse. As parents we can know sooner. We must know sooner. Story from TenDaily Thursday 7th June 2018
Medical records are stolen and sold by the thousands on the dark web. They can help hackers steal your identity, get credit cards and take out loans in your name.
It's a sickening feeling for parents. You assume everything's fine about your kids...It's only later you find out, sometimes in the worst way that they’ve been the victim of cyber bullying.
Everyone knows cyber crime is increasing. They may not know that a truism of crime applies just as much on line: crooks look for easy targets. They'll walk past the home with an alarm to target the next home without one. Unfortunately, Australians are becoming the easy target in our global village.
If you've been ripped off on line for perhaps $30,000, you're probably in for some bad news: it may be that the police aren't even going to try to catch your perpetrator. Cases involving less than $50,000 just aren't being pursued, due to lack of resources.
The Daily Telegraph (19th January 2018) reports on the security risks of Amazon's new virtual helper.