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 Moderate
19 August 2016

Users warned of fake Netflix email

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is warning that a fake email is circulating that aims to steal users’ Netflix credentials....
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Alert Priority High
18 August 2016

Fake Australia Post and AGL emails used to...

CERT Australia is warning that fake emails claiming to be from Australia Post and AGL are being used to spread ransomware to unsuspecting recipients....
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Alert Priority High
15 August 2016

ANZ Bank warns of hoax SMS that attempts to...

The ANZ Bank has issued a warning about a fake SMS message that urges customers to click on a link to stop the bank suspending their accounts....
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Alert Priority High
10 August 2016

Microsoft issues security updates to address...

Microsoft has released its August security bulletin summary detailing nine updates for widely used products.
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Alert Priority High
8 August 2016

Around 10 million Australian Android devices...

New vulnerabilities have reportedly been uncovered that may affect up to 10 million smartphones and tablets in Australia. The vulnerabilities are believed to potentially allow attackers to take control of devices running the popular Android mobile operating system.
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Alert Priority High
8 August 2016

iOS update issued to address vulnerability

Apple has released a security update for the iOS mobile operating system that runs on devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod touch. The update addresses a vulnerability that, according to US-CERT, 'may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system'.
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Alert Priority High
4 August 2016

Firefox browser updates address vulnerabilities

Mozilla has released new versions of its Firefox and Firefox ESR browsers to address security vulnerabilities. You are advised to review the Mozilla advisories for Firefox and Firefox ESR and update to Firefox 48 and Firefox ESR 45.3 respectively....
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Alert Service
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 Service
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 Service
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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