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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 pick and choose the types of information they would like to receive and can unsubscribe from the service at any time.

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Latest Alerts

Reminder to businesses about sending spam, ACMA warns local business
Issue Date: 23-07-2014
On Friday, daily shopping deals website Catch of the Day, contacted its customers to advise of a data breach affecting customer accounts created before 7 May 2011.

Catch of the Day advises of breach in May 2011
Issue Date: 21-07-2014
On Friday, daily shopping deals website Catch of the Day, contacted its customers to advise of a data breach affecting customer accounts created before 7 May 2011.

Scammers target flight MH17
Issue Date: 21-07-2014
Scammers have set up a number of fake Facebook pages dedicated to some of the Australian victims of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17.

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July 2014 Newsletter
Issue Date: 07-07-2014
Thanks to everyone who shared the messages of online safety and security during this year’s Stay Smart Online Week. We value the feedback we receive and enjoy seeing the positive impact the Stay Smart Online program can have on people’s lives.

June 2014 Newsletter
Issue Date: 30-05-2014
Stay Smart Online Week - 2 to 6 June #SSOW2014Each year, Stay Smart Online hosts a week of events to help Australians stay safe while online – whether

Ransom attack targeting Apple products - change your Apple ID password: SSO Alert Priority High
Issue Date: 27-05-2014
Apple device and Mac users should be aware that they may be targeted by hackers who lock you out of your device before demanding payment of a ransom.

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