How to protect your identity and money online: Tips from a hacker
Online or off, it can be a dangerous world out there. In this age of high-profile data breaches, mass-market scams and catfishing, we can no longer overlook how important it is to protect your financial and personal life from prying eyes.
This week on Pocket Money we're joined by a data security expert (a real-life hacker) and ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard to explore the steps we need to take to protect our identities and finances from the many scams out there, from SIM swapping to social media. In this episode, you'll learn about the risks of joining public Wi-Fi networks and keeping a careful eye on your ever-increasing digital footprint.
Mentioned in this episode
- ACCC's Scamwatch
- Targeting scams: report of the ACCC on scam activity 2018
- Learn more about password managers and safes
- Info on Scams | ASIC MoneySmart
- Identity theft: An Australian guide
- Listen to Rob's ThugCrowd podcast on InfoSecurity
- Think your identity has been stolen? Check out IDCare
- Haveibeenpwned.com – Check if your personal data has been leaked
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Music credits for this episode:
- Shout by Skygaze
- Heavy Eyes by Skylight
- Kingdom Come by Theeves
- Fight Night by Theeves
- Deep Blue by Dusty Marshall
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