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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20 May 2016

Keep your mobile operating system secure and up...

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is encouraging Australians to keep their mobile operating systems secure and up-to-date. However, when doing so you should use the most cost-effective and secure means of downloading what can often be quite large updates....
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Alert Priority High
19 May 2016

Change your LinkedIn password following...

LinkedIn has reported a data breach potentially affecting more than 100 million members.
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Alert Priority High
18 May 2016

Adobe and Apple provide updates to address...

Adobe and Apple have released security updates for products used on computers, smartphones, tablets and other systems including televisions and smartwatches....
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Alert Priority Moderate
17 May 2016

Beware of tax-themed scams

Criminals are continuing to use tax-themed scams to trick people into paying them up to several thousand dollars each time. Western Australia’s ScamNet service has reported that scammers are convincing victims they are genuine representatives of the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) by citing the names of actual ATO officers and ATO buildings....
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Facebook Australia hosts a small business event for Stay Start Online week.
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A new guide has been released to help small businesses protect their sensitive information. The guide has been launched as part...
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National Stay Smart Online Week was launched by the Minister for Communications, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield at Parliament...

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