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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
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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Alert Priority Moderate
23 September 2016

Yahoo breach highlights need for care in using...

You are reminded to be careful and remain vigilant when providing personal information to online services following a statement from Yahoo that personal information associated with up to 500 million accounts was stolen from its network in late 2014....
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Alert Service
Alert Priority High
21 September 2016

Mozilla and Apple provide updates to address...

Mozilla and Apple have released security updates for software used widely on desktop computers, smartphones, tablets and other systems....
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Alert Priority High
14 September 2016

Microsoft, Adobe, Apple and WordPress provide...

Microsoft, Adobe and Apple have released security updates for products used on computers, smartphones, tablets and other systems including smartwatches....
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Alert Priority High
9 September 2016

Be wary of fake emails claiming to be from Telstra

Scammers claiming to represent Telstra are sending fake emails offering recipients refunds for double payment of a monthly bill....
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Alert Priority High
5 September 2016

Apple protects desktop OS and web browser with...

Apple has issued security updates to protect users against potential attacks using vulnerabilities in its OS X desktop operating system and its Safari web browser.  ...
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Alert Service
Alert Priority Moderate
2 September 2016

Change your Dropbox password following breach

People who signed up to popular file hosting and storage service Dropbox before and during 2012 are advised to change their passwords immediately. The advice follows reports a security breach in 2012 may have exposed up to 68 million user credentials....
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Alert Service
Alert Priority High
2 September 2016

Google releases update to secure Chrome

Google has issued a new release of the Chrome web browser to address a range of vulnerabilities....
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Alert Service
Alert Priority Moderate
31 August 2016

Adobe releases updates to protect ColdFusion users

Adobe has released security updates to protect users against a vulnerability in its ColdFusion web application development platform. You are advised to review the relevant Adobe Security Bulletin and apply the updates....
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