Stay Smart Online is the Australian Government's online safety and security website, designed to help everyone understand the risks and simple steps we can take to protect our personal and financial information online.

Alert Service

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. Browse alerts and subscribe to stay up to date. 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.

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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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