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
13 February 2017

Beware of fake Qantas and Citibank emails

You are advised to remain cautious in 2017 about fake emails that claim to be from reputable businesses. These emails are used to deliver viruses, ransomware and other malware....
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Alert Priority High
9 February 2017

Beware of fake myGov email

You are advised to delete a fake email that claims to be from the Australian Government and its myGov website....
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Alert Priority Moderate
1 February 2017

Update WebEx browser extensions to minimise...

Cisco has released security updates and instructions to protect users against a vulnerability in the WebEx video conferencing and online meeting system. The vulnerability can potentially allow malicious individuals to gain access to the user's computer to perform unauthorised activities....
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Alert Priority High
31 January 2017

Update WordPress to protect your website, blog...

Widely used website and blogging content management system WordPress has issued an update to address security vulnerabilities that may enable unauthorised people to access sensitive systems and information....
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Alert Priority Moderate
30 January 2017

Be careful when using mobile VPN apps

You are advised to be careful when using mobile VPN apps after an analysis found several VPN apps developed for the Android operating system had security and privacy issues....
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Alert Priority High
27 January 2017

Mozilla and Google release security updates

Google and Mozilla have released updates to address security vulnerabilities in widely used products. You should apply these updates as soon as possible to minimise risk to your computers, devices and information....
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Alert Priority High
24 January 2017

Apple releases security updates for products...

Apple has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in a range of products, including iTunes, Safari, iCloud for Windows, macOS Sierra, iOS, tvOS and watchOS. You should apply these updates as soon as possible to minimise risk to your computers, devices and information....
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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 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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