Stay Smart Online - Security Alerts
Alerts published by Australian Government Department of Communication and the Arts
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...