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For most of us, the internet opens up new opportunities. We can shop, bank, research, work and connect when and where we want to. But the online world can also give criminals opportunities to steal money, information or identities.

Many Australians may not be aware of the risks we face in cyberspace – but the good news is that you can take simple steps to better protect your personal and financial information online.

When you share things online you may be sharing with people you do not know or trust. Once a message, photo or video has been shared, you also won’t be able to control where it goes. Financial losses, scams, identity theft and fraud are some of the more serious issues that you might face if you don’t have things in place to manage how you share your personal information online.