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
23 February 2017

Researchers warn of fake ATO emails carrying...

Researchers are warning of a widely distributed email that claims to be from the Australian Taxation Office but actually aims to infect computers with malicious software....
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Alert Priority Moderate
22 February 2017

Apple releases security update for Logic Pro X

Apple has released an update to address a security vulnerability in Logic Pro X. You should apply this update as soon as possible to minimise risk to your computers, devices and information....
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Alert Priority Moderate
20 February 2017

NSW Procurement warns of scam targeting suppliers

NSW Procurement has warned of a scam email that aims to capture suppliers’ confidential login details to the NSW eTendering website.                                                                                                   ...
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Alert Priority High
15 February 2017

Apple and Adobe release security updates

Apple and Adobe have released updates to address security vulnerabilities in their 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 Moderate
14 February 2017

Be aware of romance scams this Valentine's...

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is warning people to be wary of romance scams on social media and other online channels....
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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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