28 September 2016
sign up to the alert service to receive regular stay smart online alerts

Have you ever received an email, text message or opened a website that didn't seem quite right?

As Stay Smart Online Week fast approaches, there are simple steps you can take to keep you and your online information safe.

In our busy lives, it can be easy to forget how important it is to stay up-to-date with online security threats. That's why we created the Alert Service.

The Alert Service is a free subscription service that sends information about current online security threats. Alerts are sent straight to your inbox, so you can respond as quickly as possible.

Each alert provides details of the threat and explains what it means to you. From there, you can see the steps you can take to avoid the threat and stay safe online.

In any given week, there are new threats to our online security. These threats can range from scams and security breaches, to bugs in new software updates.

When an alert is sent out, it is sorted into one of four priority levels:

  • Urgent
  • High
  • Moderate
  • Low.

These priority levels are based on how likely the threat is to cause damage to you.

Everyone has busy lives and we suspect you have enough to think about without needing to research online threats.

Sign up to the Alert Service now and let us do the work for you.

For more information about Stay Smart Online Week or to get involved as one of our Stay Smart Online Partners, email StaySmartOnline [at] ag.gov.au and like our Stay Smart Online Facebook page.