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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3 May 2013

Clarification: Be wary of password checking sites

Fake sites target public uncertainty after hacks and breaches...
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30 April 2013

Malware found in Android apps

Apps removed from Google Play: be careful what you download...
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18 April 2013

Boston Marathon malware warning

Watch out for spam associated with the Boston tragedy...
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21 March 2013

Australia Post warns of fraudulent emails

Various fake emails target Australia Post customers...
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13 March 2013

SCAMwatch reports rise in police scams

AFP scareware attacks on the rise...
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30 October 2012

Android users warned of malware

The Internet Crime Complaint Centre (IC3), a partnership between the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the US based National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) has issued a warning about malware directed specifically at the Android mobile operating system....
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19 October 2012

Computer cold call virus scam update - scammers...

Scammers are always quick to adapt to changing circumstances....
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22 August 2012

Woolworths scam alert

On 21 August 2012, Woolworths issued a warning on its Facebook page about possible scams targeting its customers, as follows: ...
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24 July 2012

'Hitman' scam resurfaces

The following information has been provided by SCAMwatch http://www.scamwatch.gov.au...
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7 June 2012

All about phone scams

A range of phone-based scams have been documented in recent months. This message will help you understand the nature of common phone scams, and how you can avoid them. ...
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