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.

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. The resource also informs users about the latest threats and vulnerabilities within an Australian context, and how to address any risks to their devices or computer networks. Users can unsubscribe from the service at any time.

Alert Service
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 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 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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Alert Service
Alert Priority Moderate
10 January 2017

My Guide helps minimise your personal online...

An increase in online scams and frauds reported to authorities in the leadup to Christmas has reinforced the importance of safe online security practices....
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Alert Priority Moderate
9 January 2017

Beware of malicious software disguised as...

Individuals are continuing to try to trick users into installing malicious software (malware) that steals sensitive information such as financial credentials....
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Alert Priority Moderate
5 January 2017

Mozilla issues security update for Thunderbird...

Mozilla has released a security update to address vulnerabilities in its Thunderbird email application. You should apply this update as soon as possible to minimise risk to your computer and information....
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Alert Priority Moderate
21 December 2016

ACCC warns people to beware of travel prize scams

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is warning people searching for holiday information online to be wary of 'travel prize scams'....
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Alert Service
Alert Priority High
19 December 2016

Apply Netgear updates to fix router vulnerability

Netgear is releasing firmware updates to address a severe vulnerability in routers used to forward data from one network to another. The vulnerability impacts routers used in homes and offices and enables an attacker to reconfigure, disable or restart affected devices....
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Alert Priority High
16 December 2016

Apple, Joomla and Mozilla release security updates

Apple, Joomla and Mozilla 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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Alert Priority Moderate
15 December 2016

Second major Yahoo breach reinforces need for...

You are reminded to be careful and remain vigilant when providing personal information to online services following a statement from Yahoo that it believed an 'unauthorised third party' had stolen user account data in August 2013....
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