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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.

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Latest Alerts

ACCC advice about websites data breach: SSO Alert Priority High
Issue Date: 15-04-2014
The ACCC has released a statement advising subscribers about a breach of data collected from websites including SCAMwatch, Recalls Australia, Product

Phishing scams asking for a password reset due to the recent “heartbleed” vulnerability: SSO Alert Priority Moderate
Issue Date: 14-04-2014
The recent heartbleed vulnerability has attracted a large amount of mass media coverage.Scammers, using this as an opportunity to undertake phishing s

Popular Android anti-virus app is found to be fake: SSO Alert Priority Moderate
Issue Date: 10-04-2014
Virus Shield, a top selling anti-virus app for Android devices has been removed from the Google Play store after it was found to be useless.The app, w

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Latest Newsletters

April 2014 Newsletter
Issue Date: 07-04-2014
On 8 April 2014, Microsoft will no longer support Windows XP. Despite being more than 10 years old, Windows XP is still one of the most commonly used

March 2014 Newsletter
Issue Date: 13-03-2014
Do you have a router? Do you know what a router is? So far this year, we have seen a number of attacks that target routers rather than your computer,

March security updates from Microsoft and Adobe now available: SSO Alert Priority High
Issue Date: 12-03-2014
Microsoft and Adobe have issued their regular monthly Patch Tuesday security updates, addressing a range of important and critical vulnerabilities.Aff

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