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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.
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Telstra warning about fake bills
On 14 January 2013, Telstra issued a warning to its customers about a fake bill hoax.
Oracle fixes critical Java exploit
On 14 January 2013, Oracle released a security alert for a critical vulnerability in browser versions of Java.
Microsoft security update for Internet Explorer exploit
On 21 September, Microsoft issued a security update addressing a critical vulnerability affecting numerous version of Internet Explorer (Originally identified in Microsoft Security Advisory 2757760).
Mozilla releases May updates for Firefox and Thunderbird
On 14 May 2013 Mozilla issued updates for its popular email client Thunderbird and Firefox web browser. The updates to Firefox include important and critical security fixes as well as other improvements, taking the version to release 21.0.
SSO Advisory: Microsoft, Adobe release May Patch Tuesday updates
On 14 May 2013, Microsoft and Adobe issued their monthly Patch Tuesday security updates for products including Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Office and Windows Essentials, and Adobe Flash, Reader, Acrobat and ColdFusion applications.
SCAMwatch: Australians continue to be targeted by holiday accommodation scams
On 9 May 2013, SCAMwatch issued the following information: Scammers continue to target would-be travellers with holiday rental accommodation scams.
April 2013 eNewsletter
April featured a number of important software updates. Oracle updated Java to address a long list of vulnerabilities. It also included a number of non-security improvements. Microsoft and Adobe have also released important updates. For the latest security updates check these vendor’s websites.
March 2013 eNewsletter
The dates for the 2013 National Cyber Security Awareness Week have been announced! During Awareness Week from 20 to 24 May 2013 the message of cyber security will once again be heard around metropolitan, regional and rural Australia through a range of events. Like us on facebook or check back regularly on our website for Awareness Week events and activities near you.
December 2012 eNewsletter
Now that the silly season is upon us, we have some brand new tips to help you stay smart while shopping online. Check them out and let us know how many you have taken up! If you are online and use Facebook, "Like" us over the holidays and chat to other SSO subscribers.