Stay Smart Online - Security Alerts

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Alerts published by Australian Government Department of Communication and the Arts

Date: 13 Dec

Weak passwords uncovered in large data breach

Published date: 13/12/2017

You are advised to check you have strong and different passwords for all of your online accounts, following continued reporting...

Date: 06 Dec

Businesses: Check your database security

Published date: 06/12/2017

Australian businesses and other organisations are being warned to check their databases are secure after reports that millions of people...

Date: 30 Nov

Apple releases security update for macOS High Sierra 10.13.1

Published date: 30/11/2017

The update addresses a serious security vulnerability that, in certain circumstances, could enable an attacker to gain full access to...

Date: 15 Nov

How safe are your phone apps?

Published date: 15/11/2017

Smartphones are the one thing we can’t leave home without. They’re our diary, wallet, map and so much more. But...

Date: 26 Oct

‘Locky’ ransomware campaign

Published date: 26/10/2017

In light of recent publicity about the potential threat of Bad Rabbit ransomware, it’s important to be aware that some...

Date: 20 Oct

Beware of phishing emails with attachments

Published date: 20/10/2017

Scammers are good at recycling tried and true techniques to trick you into providing personal information. But there is one...

Date: 17 Oct

Flaw in Wi-Fi connections leaves users vulnerable to attacks

Published date: 17/10/2017

This means attackers could steal sensitive information such as credit card numbers, passwords, photos, chat messages and emails.The vulnerability, which...

Date: 12 Oct

New AFP traffic infringement scam

Published date: 12/10/2017

These widely circulated fake emails look convincing at first glance, but the subject line ‘Your info about violation is now...

Date: 13 Sep

Beware of targeted AFP, e-Toll and AusPost malware emails

Published date: 13/09/2017

Update: Similar malware emails which claim to be from the AFP and ‘AFP support’ are also being distributed. It is...

Date: 07 Sep

Multifaceted email ransomware campaign currently underway

Published date: 07/09/2017

The first method uses a fake email that claims to be from eBay, with a common subject line ‘Your invoice...