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.

Alert Service
Alert Priority Moderate
22 February 2017

Apple releases security update for Logic Pro X

Apple has released an update to address a security vulnerability in Logic Pro X. 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
20 February 2017

NSW Procurement warns of scam targeting suppliers

NSW Procurement has warned of a scam email that aims to capture suppliers’ confidential login details to the NSW eTendering website.                                                                                                   ...
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Alert Service
Alert Priority High
15 February 2017

Apple and Adobe release security updates

Apple and Adobe have released updates to address security vulnerabilities in their widely used products. You should apply these updates as soon as possible to minimise risk to your computers, devices and information....
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Alert Service
Alert Priority Moderate
14 February 2017

Be aware of romance scams this Valentine's...

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is warning people to be wary of romance scams on social media and other online channels....
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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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