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 Moderate
29 July 2016

Fake job ads designed to steal your identity...

You are advised to be cautious when applying for jobs following reports of people having their identity ‘stolen’ when responding to fraudulent job ads....
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Alert Priority Moderate
29 July 2016

LastPass fixes password-revealing flaw

Researchers have found vulnerabilities in a popular password manager that attackers could potentially exploit to access passwords to sensitive online accounts.
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Alert Priority High
25 July 2016

Google updates Chrome browser to address...

Google has released a new version of its Chrome browser incorporating 48 security fixes to address security vulnerabilities.
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Alert Priority Moderate
22 July 2016

Be aware when playing Pokemon Go

News media are reporting on a range of incidents involving players of the highly popular augmented reality mobile game Pokemon Go, including near-misses between cars and pedestrians and youths being fined after playing while driving, crowds of players allegedly being waterbombed by residents near a park in Sydney’s west and players being robbed at gunpoint in a southern Sydney park....
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