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 High
25 October 2016

Apple issues security updates to address...

Apple has released security updates for a range of products including the iOS mobile operating system that runs on devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod touch; the watchOS mobile operating system for the Apple Watch; the tvOS operating system for the Apple TV digital media player; the Safari web browser; and the macOS Sierra desktop and server operating system. These updates address vulnerabilities that, according to US-CERT, 'may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system'....
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Alert Priority High
24 October 2016

Update Mozilla Firefox to address security flaw...

Mozilla has announced a new version of Firefox that addresses a security vulnerability in the popular web browser. You are advised to review the Mozilla advice and upgrade to Firefox 49.0.2 as soon as possible....
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Alert Service
Alert Priority Moderate
21 October 2016

Widely used Weebly has systems breached

Weebly—a widely used service that enables businesses and individuals to create websites, blogs or online stores—has reported a breach involving data from a large number of customers. If you use the service, you are advised to reset your password as quickly as possible....
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Alert Priority Moderate
18 October 2016

Ransomware scam being spread through fake AGL bill

Fake electricity bills are being emailed in an attempt to spread ransomware, with reports that a recent scam claims to be from energy provider AGL....
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Alert Priority Moderate
13 October 2016

Be wary of suspicious emails following reported...

You are reminded to be wary of suspicious emails and other contacts following a report of unauthorised access to a third-party email system used by an events company....
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Alert Service
Alert Priority High
12 October 2016

Update Microsoft and Adobe products to reduce...

Microsoft and Adobe have released updates for their widely used software products that include fixes for a range of security vulnerabilities....
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Alert Priority Moderate
6 October 2016

Be on the lookout for malware in app stores...

You are reminded to be wary when installing apps from application stores, following reports hundreds of apps available on Google Play include malicious code that enables attackers to control your Android device....
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Alert Service
Alert Priority High
4 October 2016

Update Google Chrome to minimise security risks

Google has released an update for its widely used Chrome browser that includes three fixes for security flaws. You are advised to update to Chrome version 53.0.2785.143 for Windows, Mac and Linux....
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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 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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