Stay Smart Online - Security Alerts

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Alerts published by Australian Government Department of Communication and the Arts

Date: 23 Jun

Drupal security updates address vulnerability exploited online

Published date: 23/06/2017

Drupal has released new security updates for Drupal 7 and Drupal 8. These updates address several vulnerabilities, including one rated...

Date: 22 Jun

WanaCry ransomware still impacting Australians

Published date: 22/06/2017

Stay Smart Online is urging Australian businesses and individuals to apply the latest updates for their applications and operating systems,...

Date: 15 Jun

New ransomware for Mac

Published date: 15/06/2017

Researchers at security firm Fortinet have reported discovering a portal that offers to create ransomware-as-a-service to target Mac users. The...

Date: 15 Jun

New security updates for Firefox and Adobe

Published date: 15/06/2017

Both Adobe and Mozilla have released security updates that address critical vulnerabilities today. These updates address vulnerabilities in Firefox, Flash...

Date: 14 Jun

Install Windows updates now to avoid being exploited

Published date: 14/06/2017

Microsoft today released a monthly collection of security updates that address vulnerabilities in Windows, Office, Silverlight, Windows Server, Internet Explorer...

Date: 09 Jun

Google releases security update for Chrome

Published date: 09/06/2017

Google has released a new update for Chrome with 30 security fixes, including several that address high severity issues. Update...

Date: 02 Jun

Apple releases security updates

Published date: 02/06/2017

Last week Apple released security updates to address vulnerabilities in a number of their products including computers, AppleTV, watches, smartphones...

Date: 18 May

Beware of new malware targeting Microsoft Windows vulnerability

Published date: 18/05/2017

The Australian Government is aware of reports of malicious software (malware) that aims to exploit the same vulnerabilities in Microsoft...

Date: 15 May

Update on WanaCry global ransomware incident

Published date: 15/05/2017

The Australian Government is aware of a large-scale ransomware campaign that has impacted organisations globally. We recommend Australian businesses, households and...

Date: 13 May

Protect yourself from ransomware

Published date: 13/05/2017

A ransomware campaign has impacted a number of organisations globally, including the UK’s National Health Service.  Ransomware is malicious software...