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
28 March 2017

Review the apps and services that access your...

Manage the permissions for apps and services that access your social media profiles – or you could be increasing the risk to your information....
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Alert Service
Alert Priority High
28 March 2017

Update Apple products to protect against breaches

Apple has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in its widely used products. You are advised to apply these updates as soon as possible to minimise risk to your computers and information....
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Alert Service
Alert Priority High
27 March 2017

Fake SMS targets WhatsApp users

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is warning users of the WhatsApp messaging app to be wary of a phishing scam delivered via SMS....
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Alert Priority High
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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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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