Media Release 22 September 2011 Australians have every right to be concerned about data breaches and loss of personal details, as personal information has become a valuable commodity used to commit identity fraud and potentially ruin the victim’s financial future, a national credit repairer says. Director of MyCRA Credit Repairs, Graham Doessel says a recent [...]
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Media Release 19 September 2011 Concerned Australians focusing on saving and reducing debt in the wake of the GFC, are overlooking how maintaining a clear credit file can be a simple way of making significant household savings, according to a national credit repairer. Director of MyCRA Credit Repairs, Graham Doessel says people eager to save [...]
Security of people’s personal information on Facebook is again under the spotlight since the announcement of Facebook’s new ‘Timeline’ feature which tracks the digital history of its users, charting their online activity. And in a shock revelation today Australian technologist, Nik Cubrilovic has revealed this tracking actually continues even after the user has logged out. [...]
Identity theft is on the lips of many concerned Australians. It is also discussed in length amongst Governments, business and the Police who attempt to not only unravel the workings of cyber-crime, but in turn are (albeit often unsuccessfully) attempting to stay one step ahead of it. On Wednesday, British newspaper The Guardian, featured organised [...]
Media Release 4 August 2011 Parents who piggy back their children into the property market are not only risking their financial health by doing so, but their good credit rating, a national credit repairer warns. Director of MyCRA Credit Repairs, Graham Doessel says the trend of placing the family home as collateral to assist kids [...]
German officials have been quick to protect citizens against possible invasions of privacy and identity theft . Last week they met with Facebook to demand policy change to its biometric function. Facebook agreed to a voluntary code of conduct to protect its users’ data. The issue was over Facebook’s facial recognition function, which it has been using [...]
The Australian Bureau of Statistics recently released statistics on lending finance for the month of July . These statistics show a slow but steady increase in lending committments, when compared with the relatively flat June statistics: JULY KEY POINTS JULY 2011 COMPARED WITH JUNE 2011: HOUSING FINANCE FOR OWNER OCCUPATION The total value [...]
A worldwide study has calculated the cost of global cybercrime at $114 billion annually. The Norton Cybercrime Report 2011 surveyed the experiences of 20,000 people in 24 countries including 802 in Australia. The results reveal 69 per cent of online adults have been a victim of cybercrime in their lifetime. This means there are more [...]
Media Release 12 September Changes recommended by The Australian Communications and Media Authority in its final report into the telecommunications industry should finally see Telcos held accountable for poor customer service and complaints handling, according to a national credit repairer. Director of MyCRA Credit Repairs, Graham Doessel says if the ACMA’S changes are implemented swiftly [...]
A survey on identity theft risks released by internet security software company AVG today reveals the Australian cities most at risk of online identity fraud and data loss. The survey of online and mobile consumer behaviour was conducted over 2 weeks in August, and involved 1250 consumers across 5 states of Australia who own an [...]