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Protect yourself online

You keep a wealth of information on your laptop, phone and tablet that needs to remain private. You should be careful who you share this information with. 

You don't want confidential information such as personal details, tax file numbers and bank account details to fall into the wrong hands. With the right information, someone could take your money, pretend to be you, scam your friends or affect your credit history.

Stay Smart Online provides simple steps you can take to protect your personal devices and your personal information while you are online.

More information:

Visit the links below for practical information on how you can:

This article from Choice describes some of the privacy considerations in using "short term" sharing applications used for sharing photos, videos and text.

Last updated: 19 October 2018