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.

Alert Service
4 September 2015

Alert Priority Moderate | Malware targeting...

IPhones and iPads users who have ‘jailbroken’ their phones (the pre-installed protection is deliberately removed so applications not supported or approved by Apple can be installed) are advised to be wary of malware, called ‘KeyRaider’, targeting jailbroken devices....
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Alert Service
1 September 2015

Alert Priority Moderate | Scammers targeting...

You are advised not to provide personal or financial details to people who approach you online or over the phone. The New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner has warned consumers in New South Wales of a scam that recently cost an 83 year old man from Balgownie in Wollongong $600....
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Alert Service
31 August 2015

Alert Priority High | Adobe and Mozilla release...

Adobe and Mozilla have released security updates to address vulnerabilities in their widely used software products....
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Alert Service
26 August 2015

Alert Priority Moderate | Be careful about...

Concerns over protecting personal information provided to websites have come into focus due to the reported hack of a dating website and the subsequent release of user data into the public domain....
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Alert Service
25 August 2015

Alert Priority High | Updates available for...

Security updates are available for a variety of widely used products including Apple QuickTime, Google Android, Microsoft Internet Explorer and the Drupal content management system for websites and applications....
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Alert Service
20 August 2015

Alert Priority Moderate | Reduce your risk of...

You should closely monitor your use of subscription video on demand (SVOD) services to ensure you do not incur data bill shock (considerable excess data charges) from your internet service provider....
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Alert Service
17 August 2015

Alert Priority High | Apple releases a number...

Apple has issued security updates for a number of its widely used products, including OSX Server, iOS, Safari and Yosemite, to address several vulnerabilities....
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Alert Service
14 August 2015

Beware of social media and career website scams

You should be sceptical of unsolicited messages or requests received through social media or career websites. These approaches may be from scammers trying to trick you out of your money or information. ...
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Alert Service
13 August 2015

Updates for Flash Player, Windows, Firefox fix...

Security updates are now available for a range of widely used products, including Adobe Flash Player, Microsoft Windows and Mozilla Firefox. You are reminded to apply these updates as quickly as possible....
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Alert Service
7 August 2015

Alert Priority High | Updates available to...

The Mozilla Foundation has issued updates to address a critical vulnerability in thePDF Viewer for Firefox and Firefox ESR....
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