Stay Smart Online is the Australian Government's online safety and security website, designed to help everyone understand the risks and simple steps we can take to protect our personal and financial information online.

Alert Service

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. Browse alerts and subscribe to stay up to date. 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.

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4 September 2015

Alert Priority Moderate | Malware targeting...

IPhones and iPads users who have ‘jailbroken’ their phones (the pre-installed protection is deliberately removed so applications not supported or approved by Apple can be installed) are advised to be wary of malware, called ‘KeyRaider’, targeting jailbroken devices....
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1 September 2015

Alert Priority Moderate | Scammers targeting...

You are advised not to provide personal or financial details to people who approach you online or over the phone. The New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner has warned consumers in New South Wales of a scam that recently cost an 83 year old man from Balgownie in Wollongong $600....
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31 August 2015

Alert Priority High | Adobe and Mozilla release...

Adobe and Mozilla have released security updates to address vulnerabilities in their widely used software products....
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Alert Service
26 August 2015

Alert Priority Moderate | Be careful about...

Concerns over protecting personal information provided to websites have come into focus due to the reported hack of a dating website and the subsequent release of user data into the public domain....
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