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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Alert Priority High
26 August 2016

Apple releases update to secure iOS

Apple has released a security update to protect users against a range of vulnerabilities in its iOS mobile operating system....
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Alert Priority Moderate
25 August 2016

Ashley Madison report reinforces need for care...

You are advised to be careful and remain vigilant when providing personal information to online services. Stay Smart Online recommends that when deciding whether or not to provide your information, you consider the consequences of those details entering the public domain, or being accessed by malicious people intent on blackmail or identity theft.  ...
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Alert Priority Moderate
25 August 2016

Treat ‘Internet of Things’ connected devices as...

You may have heard the term ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) discussed recently. The IoT is the name given to a development where the things we use every day are connected to networks to send and receive information. These things include smart fridges and televisions, smoke alarms, cameras and even cars and buildings....
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Alert Priority Moderate
19 August 2016

Users warned of fake Netflix email

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is warning that a fake email is circulating that aims to steal users’ Netflix credentials....
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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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