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Tips for Secure Your Computer


Your computer is important for your day to day activities—surfing the web, checking emails, banking and maybe even shopping.

However if you don’t protect your computer properly, you are putting yourself and possibly your family and friends at risk. So make sure it is protected from harmful emails and viruses, and from unauthorised people accessing your internet connection and personal information.

By following the steps below you can:

  • develop safe online habits and plan an effective approach to online security
  • protect your computer from malicious software such as viruses or spyware
  • prevent any unauthorised person from using your computer
  • make sure no one can secretly use your internet connection, and
  • recover important information if your computer is stolen.

Basic steps to secure your computer

More advanced security options

Source: http://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/secure-computer

A

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websiteAnti-Spam Regulation – Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) website.

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websiteAnti-Spam Tools – Office of the Privacy Commissioner website.

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websiteAnti-Spyware Tools – Office of the Privacy Commissioner website.

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websiteAusCERT – An expert Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) based in the University of Queensland.

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websiteAustralia.gov.au – Australian Government website.

B

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online  websiteBusiness.gov.au – Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources website.

C

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websiteCERT Australia – Australia’s official national Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT)

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websiteComputer Intrusion – Australian High Tech Crime Centre (AHTCC) website.

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websiteConsumer Fraud Types – Attorney-General’s Department (AGD) website.

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websiteConsumer Guide to Scams – ACCC website.

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websiteCybersmart – Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) website.

D

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websiteDomain Name Renewal/Registrations – Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) website.

E

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websiteE-Business Guide – Department of Broadband Communications and the Digital Econonmy website.

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websiteE-mail Frauds, New Safety Checks – FIDO website.

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websiteE-mail Privacy – OPC website.

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websiteEncrypted E-mail – OPC website.

F

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websiteFake International Regulators – FIDO website.

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websiteFile Sharing – getnetwise.org .

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websiteFinancial Crime – Consumer Fraud – AGD website.

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websiteFirewall FAQ’s – Microsoft website.

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websiteFirewalls – How to install – Department of Broadband Communications and the Digital Economy website.

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websiteFraudulent E-mails – FIDO website.

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websiteFree Shares Unreality – FIDO website.

H

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websiteHoax E-mails – Department of Broadband Communications and the Digital Economy website.

I

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websiteInternet Banking Scams – Scamwatch website.

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websiteInternet Dumping Fact Sheet – ACMA webste.

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websiteInternet Industry Association Security Portal – Internet Industry Association (IIA) website.

M

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websiteManaging Firewalls – Internet Industry Association (IIA) website.

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websiteMinimise Spam – Department of Broadband Communications and the Digital Economy website.

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websiteMoney for Nothing Emails – ACCC website.

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websiteMoney Transfer Schemes – FIDO website.

N

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websiteNigerian Letters & Lottery Scams – FIDO website.

O

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websiteOffers On The Internet – FIDO website.

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websiteOne Click Spam Reporting – ACMA website.

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websiteOnline Banking – Department of Broadband Communications and the Digital Economy website.

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websiteOnline banking fact sheets – Australian Banker’s Association.

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websiteOnline Fraud – AHTCC website.

P

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websitePassword Use – Microsoft website.

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websitePassword Security – AusCERT website.

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websitePhishing – AHTCC website.

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websitePhishing Scams More Sophisticated – FIDO website.

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websitePrivacy – Office of the Privacy Commissioner.

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websiteProtect Yourself From Scams – Scamwatch website.

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websiteProtect Yourself From Spam – ACMA website.

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websiteProtective Software – Department of Broadband Communications and the Digital Economy website.

S

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websiteScams Scamwatch website.

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websiteSpam – General – FIDO website.

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websiteSpam – Information for Business – ACMA website.

U

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websiteUp-To-Date Software – Department of Broadband Communications and the Digital Economy website.

V

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websiteViruses – Department of Broadband Communications and the Digital Economy website.

Z

This link will take you off the Stay Smart Online websiteZombie Protection – ACMA website.

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