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Alerts published by Australian Government Department of Communication and the Arts

Date: 15 Oct

Scam text messages targeting Australia Post customers

Published date: 15/10/2019

What’s happened? Australia Post is warning the community of widespread scam text messages telling customers there are problems delivering a...

Date: 13 Aug

Users of older versions of Windows urged to update their

Published date: 13/08/2019

What’s happened? The Australian Cyber Security Centre is aware of widespread abuse of a security vulnerability (called BlueKeep) that affects...

Date: 24 Jul

Beware of scam emails threatening to reveal intimate images

Published date: 24/07/2019

What’s happened? Members of the public have reported receiving scam emails that appear to come from their own email account,...

Date: 17 Jul

Agent Smith malware infects 25 million Android devices globally

Published date: 17/07/2019

What’s happened? Australian Android users are warned not to download mobile apps from third party app stores following reports of...

Date: 17 May

Update Windows platforms to protect yourself from a security threat

Published date: 17/05/2019

What’s happened? Microsoft has released a software update to fix a security flaw in some older versions of Windows including...

Date: 15 May

Update WhatsApp to protect yourself from a security threat

Published date: 15/05/2019

What’s happened? WhatsApp users are urged to update their WhatsApp app with the latest software update. The update was released...