Stay Smart Online is the Australian Government's online safety and security website, designed to help everyone understand the risks and simple steps we can take to protect our personal and financial information online.

Alert Service

The Stay Smart Online Alert Service is a free service for Australian internet users, to explain recent online threats and how they can be managed. Browse alerts and subscribe to stay up to date. Home and small business users are provided with easy to understand online safety and security information and solutions to help protect their online safety and privacy.

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Alert Priority High
13 April 2017

Beware of fake myGov emails and SMS messages

You are advised that fake emails and SMS messages claiming to be from the Australian Government Department of Human Services’ myGov website are targeting the community....
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Alert Service
Alert Priority High
6 April 2017

Apple iOS update prevents attackers targeting...

Apple has released a security update for its iOS operating system to address a vulnerability that potentially allows attackers to execute malicious code on WiFi chips in iPhones, iPads and iPods....
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Alert Priority Moderate
28 March 2017

Review the apps and services that access your...

Manage the permissions for apps and services that access your social media profiles – or you could be increasing the risk to your information....
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Alert Priority High
28 March 2017

Update Apple products to protect against breaches

Apple has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in its widely used products. You are advised to apply these updates as soon as possible to minimise risk to your computers and information....
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The Stay Smart Online Alert Service helps communicate current online threats to consumers and how they can be avoided.
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The Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security, Dan Tehan, today called on all Australians to be proactive about...
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2016 Stay Smart Online Week commences on Monday, with the annual cyber safety awareness drive taking place from October 10-14.
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