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.

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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. 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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Alert Priority High
2 May 2016

Google updates Chrome to address security flaws

Google has updated Chrome to protect users from attacks that exploit security vulnerabilities in the widely used browser. Chrome version 50.0.2661.94 includes nine security fixes for vulnerabilities affecting the browser on Windows, Mac and Linux....
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Alert Priority Moderate
29 April 2016

Biometrics and two-factor authentication can...

Australians are advised to consider using extra log-on security - not just passwords - to protect themselves against the theft of personal information....
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Alert Priority High
29 April 2016

State Revenue Office warns of fake SMS messages

A fake text message is circulating that claims recipients have received a speeding ticket and directs them to click on a fake link to view details of their case....
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Alert Priority High
29 April 2016

Gumtree warns of phishing attacks after...

Online classifieds website Gumtree is warning users to beware of phishing scams, keep account details secure, be on the lookout for fake emails and to report fake emails following a security breach last weekend.
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