Circulating message claims that dangerous bottle bombs made from Drano and other commonly available substances are being left on lawns, mail boxes, driveways and other places where they can potentially cause serious injury to unsuspecting people who pick them up.Scam callers claiming to be from the Do Not Call Register continue to target people across Australia.The scammers claim that you can now sign up for a device or service that will eliminate all telemarketing and nuisance calls.A viral Facebook message, which features an image depicting a baby mouthing a handgun while laying on his or her mother's lap, asks people to share the picture in the hope that the mother can be exposed and dealt with by the police.Spyware is just what it sounds like—software that is surreptitiously installed on your computer to let others peer into your activities on the computer.
The same advice parents might deliver to young drivers on their first solo journey applies to everyone who wants to navigate safely online.
The ACCC is warning people to be careful about who they ‘friend’ online this Valentine’s Day with stats showing people are most likely to be preyed upon by dating and romance scammers on social media sites.
Message circulating via social media and email claims that a touching poem about growing old called "Cranky Old Man" was found in the possessions of an old man who died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home in an Australian country town.
Beyond firewall protection, which is designed to fend off unwanted attacks, turning the computer off effectively severs an attacker’s connection—be it spyware or a botnet that employs your computer’s resources to reach out to other unwitting users.
The FBI is educating and warning citizens about certain risks and dangers associated with the use of Peer-to-Peer systems on the Internet.
The software is prepackaged on some operating systems or can be purchased for individual computers.