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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Alert Priority Moderate
7 December 2016

Avoid scammers targeting users of accommodation...

As the holiday season draws near, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is warning about scammers who use popular accommodation websites (such as Airbnb) to cheat people out of money and personal details....
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Alert Priority Moderate
2 December 2016

Fake driving infringement notices in circulation

Scammers are circulating emails that claim the recipient is being fined for a driving infringement and directing them to a link that claims to take users to the relevant documentation....
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Alert Priority High
30 November 2016

Update to latest version of Mozilla Firefox to...

You are advised to update to Mozilla Firefox 50.0.1 to address a security vulnerability affecting Firefox 49 and Firefox 50. Details of the update and security fix for the popular web browser can be found on the Mozilla Foundation Security Advisories page....
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Alert Priority Moderate
30 November 2016

WARNING – Scam callers claiming to represent ACORN

People should be suspicious of unsolicited phone calls claiming to be from the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN). The ACORN is a national policing initiative that allows you to securely report cybercrime incidents which may be in breach of Australian law....
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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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