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.

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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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Alert Priority High
11 February 2016

ACMA warns of bank phishing scam

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is warning all mobile phone users of a persistent and sophisticated SMS phishing campaign currently underway that is targeting mobile banking customers in both Australia and New Zealand....
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Alert Priority High
10 February 2016

Software providers update products to address...

Software providers including Microsoft, Adobe and Google have released updates to address vulnerabilities in their widely used products....
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Alert Priority Moderate
8 February 2016

iTunes scam text messages spreading malware

Malicious individuals are reportedly sending scam text messages claiming to be from Apple’s music service iTunes to a large number of people. The message is believed to claim the recipient’s iTunes account has been frozen and asks them to click on a link to ‘validate their [iTunes] account’....
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Alert Priority Moderate
3 February 2016

Scanned document email spreading malware

Malicious individuals are continuing to look for new ways to trick people into opening emails with attachments or links that may infect a computer and capture sensitive information or lock down files until the recipient pays a ransom. One particularly insidious method is to send a person a fake email that claims to include a scanned document from a commercial photocopier....
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