Stay Smart Online - Security Alerts

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Alerts published by Australian Government Department of Communication and the Arts

Date: 15 Aug

Spam scare campaign targeting email addresses

Published date: 15/08/2017

A spam scare campaign is targeting email addresses, in which the attacker claims to have embedded a virus in adult...

Date: 03 Aug

Increase in online credit card fraud

Published date: 03/08/2017

Online credit card fraud increased significantly in 2016 with criminals netting $417.6 million, up from $363 million in 2015. The...

Date: 28 Jul

Google releases security update for Chrome

Published date: 28/07/2017

Google has released Chrome version 60.0.3112.78 for Windows, Mac and Linux. This version addresses multiple vulnerabilities that, if exploited, may...

Date: 21 Jul

Malicious emails impersonate Origin Energy

Published date: 21/07/2017

Several media outlets have reported that a new scam email campaign impersonating Origin Energy has been targeting Australians this week....

Date: 20 Jul

Apple releases security updates

Published date: 20/07/2017

Apple released security updates to address vulnerabilities in a number of their products including Apple TV, iTunes, iCloud, Safari, macOS,...

Date: 18 Jul

New type of ransomware threatens to share your browsing history

Published date: 18/07/2017

This malware claims to make a copy of your browsing history and threatens to share it will all of your...

Date: 12 Jul

Microsoft Security Update July 2017

Published date: 12/07/2017

Microsoft released their July security update today. The July release addresses vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player, Windows Server 2016, Windows...

Date: 11 Jul

SMS Phishing targets customers of Australian banks

Published date: 11/07/2017

Stay Smart Online has recently received several reports of SMS phishing scams targeting customers of Australian banks. Scammers have been...

Date: 30 Jun

Protect your family from scammers this tax time

Published date: 30/06/2017

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has seen a five-fold increase in scams in the first five months of this year...

Date: 28 Jun

Australians need to apply latest software updates to protect against

Published date: 28/06/2017

Media is reporting the ransomware, called 'Petya', is spreading in the United States, Europe and Asia. Petya makes your computer...