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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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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24 June 2015

Updates available for your Adobe software

Adobe has issued security updates to address a critical vulnerability in its Flash Player software that attackers are believed to be exploiting to take control of affected systems....
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23 June 2015

Updates available for your Google Chrome browser

Google has released a new version of its Chrome browser to address multiple vulnerabilities that may allow an attacker to obtain personal information....
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Alert Service
22 June 2015

iOS and OSX flaw allows a malicious app to...

A recently discovered flaw in the way applications are protected on Apple’s iOS and OSX operating systems allows an attacker to steal normally protected sensitive information from other applications....
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19 June 2015

Flaw threatens up to 600 million Samsung Phones...

A security flaw affecting the default keyboard in up to 600 million Samsung phones worldwide allows a remote attacker to access sensitive personal data and control the device....
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Alert Service
17 June 2015

Afghanistan email designed to scam money and...

Scammers are continuing to use email to try to trick people into revealing sensitive personal and financial details so they can steal identities and money....
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Alert Service
17 June 2015

Apply Adobe security updates to minimise the...

Users of Adobe products such as Adobe Photoshop CC and Bridge CC are advised to apply the latest security updates to minimise the risk of their computers being compromised....
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Alert Service
17 June 2015

Update your master password if you use LastPass...

Users of LastPass password manager products are reminded to update their master password following a security breach at the organisation....
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15 June 2015

Apple iOS Mail app allows attackers to create...

You should be cautious of password prompts that appear on Apple iPhones or iPads running the iOS 8 operating system....
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10 June 2015

Microsoft and Adobe issue new security updates:...

Microsoft and Adobe have issued security bulletins and multiple updates to protect users of their widely used products....
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