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.

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. The resource also informs users about the latest threats and vulnerabilities within an Australian context, and how to address any risks to their devices or computer networks. Users can unsubscribe from the service at any time.

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3 August 2015

New vulnerability can enable attackers to...

Security researchers claim a vulnerability in Android smartphones can be exploited by attackers to render the devices lifeless and effectively unusable. The researchers say the vulnerability exists in more than half of Android devices....
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29 July 2015

Be wary of scammers claiming to be from...

You are advised to be wary of calls from scammers who claim to be from government departments and who ask for personal or financial details. The New South Wales Department of Finance, Services and Innovation has warned of such a scam primarily targeting elderly people or people in regional communities.  ...
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Alert Service
29 July 2015

Critical vulnerability reportedly exposes...

Security researchers have uncovered a vulnerability they claim exposes 95 percent of Android phones to malicious individuals who simply need the user’s phone number to launch an attack....
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Alert Service
24 July 2015

Apply updates to Windows and Chrome to protect...

Google and Microsoft have released updates this week to address vulnerabilities in their widely used software products....
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Alert Service
15 July 2015

Alert Priority High | Install the latest...

Microsoft has issued 14 updates to address security vulnerabilities in products such as Microsoft SQL Server, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Windows. Some of these vulnerabilities could enable attackers to gain control of the computer and install software, view, change and delete data or create new accounts with full user or administrator rights. ...
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15 July 2015

Alert Priority High | New Flash Player...

Files leaked onto the internet have exposed new vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player that could allow hackers to compromise users’ computers....
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10 July 2015

Alert Priority High | Update available for...

Adobe has issued security updates to address critical vulnerabilities in its Flash Player software and acknowledged a report that an exploit targeting one of the vulnerabilities had been published....
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Alert Service
10 July 2015

Be wary of online romance scams designed to...

Criminals are continuing to use online romance scams to leave Australians broke and broken-hearted....
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Alert Service
6 July 2015

Cryptowall 3.0 attacking Australian businesses:...

A new variant of the ransomware known as Cryptowall is believed to be attacking Australian businesses. Attacks using Cryptowall 3.0 encrypt your files, and the malicious individuals behind the malware demand payment for the key that enables you to decrypt the files. These payments can range from a few hundred dollars to more than $10,000....
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Alert Service
1 July 2015

Updates available for your Apple products

Apple has issued updates to address vulnerabilities in several of its widely used products. You are advised to review the Apple security bulletins for QuickTime, Safari, Mac EFI, OS X Yosemite and iOS and install the relevant updates....
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