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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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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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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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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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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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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Have you ever received an email, text message or opened a website that didn't seem quite right?...

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