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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 Service
Alert Priority Moderate
29 September 2016

Remain cautious when using the internet as EU...

You are advised to remain cautious when using the internet following the release by Europol–the European Union's law enforcement agency–of a report that finds cybercrime is on the rise in Europe....
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Alert Service
Alert Priority Moderate
28 September 2016

OpenSSL fixes flaw that could take down websites

Owners of websites that rely on OpenSSL software to protect interactions with users are advised there were security flaws in the updates released last week, and they will need to apply revised updates that have now been issued....
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Alert Service
Alert Priority Moderate
23 September 2016

Yahoo breach highlights need for care in using...

You are reminded to be careful and remain vigilant when providing personal information to online services following a statement from Yahoo that personal information associated with up to 500 million accounts was stolen from its network in late 2014....
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Alert Service
Alert Priority High
21 September 2016

Mozilla and Apple provide updates to address...

Mozilla and Apple have released security updates for software used widely on desktop computers, smartphones, tablets and other systems....
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