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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Alert Priority High
2 May 2016

Google updates Chrome to address security flaws

Google has updated Chrome to protect users from attacks that exploit security vulnerabilities in the widely used browser. Chrome version 50.0.2661.94 includes nine security fixes for vulnerabilities affecting the browser on Windows, Mac and Linux....
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Alert Service
Alert Priority Moderate
29 April 2016

Biometrics and two-factor authentication can...

Australians are advised to consider using extra log-on security - not just passwords - to protect themselves against the theft of personal information....
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Alert Service
Alert Priority High
29 April 2016

Gumtree warns of phishing attacks after...

Online classifieds website Gumtree is warning users to beware of phishing scams, keep account details secure, be on the lookout for fake emails and to report fake emails following a security breach last weekend.
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Alert Service
Alert Priority High
29 April 2016

State Revenue Office warns of fake SMS messages

A fake text message is circulating that claims recipients have received a speeding ticket and directs them to click on a fake link to view details of their case....
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Alert Service
Alert Priority High
28 April 2016

Mozilla updates Firefox browser to address...

Mozilla updates Firefox browser to address security flaws: Alert Priority High ...
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Alert Service
Alert Priority Moderate
18 April 2016

QuickTime for Windows no longer supported

Apple appears to have discontinued support for QuickTime for Windows as researchers uncover two new vulnerabilities that criminals could exploit to attack users. Users of QuickTime for Windows should strongly consider uninstalling the video player using instructions on this page, as well as any related plugins.
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Alert Service
Alert Priority High
13 April 2016

Adobe and Microsoft update software to address...

Adobe and Microsoft have released security updates to protect users against vulnerabilities in the software they provide to users of computers, smartphones, tablets and wearable smart devices.
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Alert Service
Alert Priority High
12 April 2016

Adobe releases Flash Player updates

Adobe has issued security updates in response to reports attackers are exploiting vulnerabilities on systems running Windows 10 and earlier with Adobe Flash Player 20.0.0.306 and earlier.
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Alert Service
Alert Priority Moderate
12 April 2016

Malicious apps found in Android store

Criminals are disguising malware as applications from the Google Play Store to trick people into inadvertently infecting their Android phones and tablets with software that performs unwanted tasks.
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Alert Service
Alert Priority Moderate
8 April 2016

Criminals target small businesses with poor...

CERT Australia is reporting ongoing cases of small businesses being targeted and held to ransom by criminals who exploit insecure servers connected to the internet....
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