September 16, 2021

More Aussies at risk as Google finds phishing, scams ramp up – Pickr

Scam numbers are on the up and up, and that’s bad news, with your passwords at risk. What has Google found, and what can you do to keep security up with it?

The world’s biggest search engine has been doing research, and it could be bad news for Australians not taking security seriously. According to Google, only 42 percent of Australian adults actively take steps to improve online security, while the remaining Aussies seem less likely to.

This despite the influx of scams over the past year which to date has seen well over $100 million lost from local wallets according to recent data from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s Scamwatch project.

The research from Google in Australia found that one third of the population has seen passwords hacked or compromised, while phishing attacks have affected one in four Australians at least once.

The news may not be surprising, especially with…

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