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
20 January 2017

Apple GarageBand and Logic Pro X security...

Apple has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in its GarageBand and Logic Pro X products. You should apply these updates as soon as possible to minimise risk to your computers and information....
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Alert Priority Moderate
16 January 2017

Beware of scam emails that claim to be from ASIC

You are reminded to be wary of suspicious emails following a warning that scammers are targeting users of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission's (ASIC's) registry services....
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Alert Service
Alert Priority Moderate
13 January 2017

MongoDB attack provides reminder to back up and...

Companies and individuals are reminded to back up and secure their databases as well as checking their protection for websites and online services....
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Alert Service
Alert Priority High
11 January 2017

Microsoft and Adobe release security updates

Adobe and Microsoft have released security updates to address vulnerabilities in their software products. You should apply these updates as soon as possible to minimise risk to your computers 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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