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.

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Alert Priority High
9 November 2016

Update Microsoft and Adobe products to address...

Microsoft and Adobe have issued advisories regarding updates to address vulnerabilities in their widely used products....
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Alert Priority Moderate
7 November 2016

Be wary of fake mobile apps in the leadup to...

You are reminded to be wary when installing mobile apps from application stores, following media reports of a sharp rise in fake retail and product apps being marketed through a popular online store ahead of the holiday season....
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Alert Priority High
28 October 2016

Adobe releases Flash Player update to address...

Adobe has issued an update to address a vulnerability in Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS. The vendor said it was aware of a report that an exploit for the critical vulnerability was being used in limited, targeted attacks against users running Windows versions 7, 8.1 and 10.  ...
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Alert Priority Moderate
28 October 2016

Blood Service donor records in data spill

The Red Cross Blood Service (the Service) has advised that the registration information of 550,000 donors was placed in an insecure environment and copied by a third party. The file is said to have contained information related to the period of 2010 to 2016 and included details such as names, addresses and dates of birth. ...
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Alert Priority Moderate
26 October 2016

Anti-malware product scam Hicurdismos targeting...

You are advised to be wary of malicious software (malware) that pretends to install Microsoft's anti-malware product 'Microsoft Security Essentials ' for Windows 7 and earlier, and may also deceive users of Windows 8 and Windows 10....
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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 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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