A false sense of online security

Just when you thought it was safe to use the internet, two stories have emerged reminding us of the dangers of online scammers.

Just when you thought it was safe to use the internet, two stories have emerged reminding us of the dangers of our connected world.

First, the good news, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – aided by Australia’s own regulator the Australian Media and Communication Association (ACMA)  - has cracked down on an ongoing scam racket that racked up millions of dollars from unsuspecting users.

And the bad news: a new Apple-related scam that attempts to phish for users credit card details has surfaced. What’s worse, the email looks authentic and could easily fool some less tech savvy users. Authenticity is a key feature of the current cyber security wars, and it just goes to show that you can’t trust anything on the interent these days.

If an offer is too good to be true… it usually is.

With this in mind, today’s infographic from ACMA is offers some tips on how to best protect yourself from online scammers.