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.

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. The resource also informs users about the latest threats and vulnerabilities within an Australian context, and how to address any risks to their devices or computer networks. Users can unsubscribe from the service at any time.

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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 Service
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 Service
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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Alert Service
Alert Priority High
27 March 2017

Fake SMS targets WhatsApp users

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is warning users of the WhatsApp messaging app to be wary of a phishing scam delivered via SMS....
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Alert Service
Alert Priority High
15 March 2017

Apply Microsoft and Adobe security updates to...

Microsoft and Adobe have released updates to address vulnerabilities in widely used software products. You are advised to apply these as soon as possible to minimise risk to your computers and information....
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Alert Service
Alert Priority High
15 March 2017

Update your Android phone to protect against...

Google has released updates to address vulnerabilities for Android devices including smartphones and tablets....
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Alert Service
Alert Priority High
10 March 2017

Google releases security update for Chrome

Google has released a new version of Chrome for Windows, Mac and Linux that incorporates 36 security fixes. You should update to Chrome 57.0.2987.98 as soon as possible to minimise risk to your computers, devices and information....
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Alert Service
Alert Priority High
9 March 2017

Mozilla releases security update

Mozilla has released an update to address security vulnerabilities in Firefox. You should apply this update as soon as possible to minimise risk to your computers, devices and information....
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Alert Service
Alert Priority Moderate
8 March 2017

Update WordPress to version 4.7.3 to protect users

WordPress has released an update to address security vulnerabilities on its popular blogging and content management system. These vulnerabilities may allow for attacks against the blog’s users and servers....
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