Stay Smart Online

13
Aug

Alert Priority HIGH: Users of older versions of Windows urged to update their software immediately

        13 August 2019 What’s happened? The Australian Cyber Security Centre is aware of widespread abuse of a security vulnerability (called BlueKeep) that affects older versions of Windows operating systems including Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP, Server 2003 and Server 2008. Hackers can use the BlueKeep vulnerability to access computers and devices that don’t have the latest

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6
Aug

Alert Priority MODERATE: Watch out for myGov tax scams

        6 August 2019 What’s happened? Tax time is here, and we see a surge in scammers impersonating trusted brands like myGov or the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to trick you into giving them money or personal details. These scams can come through as emails, text messages and fake myGov login pages. Usually these scams will say you’re

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17
May

Alert Priority HIGH: Update Windows platforms to protect yourself from a security threat

        17 May 2019 What’s happened? Microsoft has released a software update to fix a security flaw in some older versions of Windows including Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2. The update addresses a vulnerability that attackers may use to gain unauthorised access or to perform other malicious activity. Does it affect me? If you

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10
May

Alert Priority MODERATE: Phone scammers impersonating the Australian Cyber Security Centre

        10 May 2019 What’s happened? Telephone scams – where people pretend to be from a reputable organisation to try to get access to your computer and your bank account – are a constant threat. We are aware of a telephone scam where people call pretending to be from the Australian Cyber Security Centre to seek your help

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9
May

Seniors Health and Lifestyle Expo | May 30, 2019 | Warwick.

Event date:         Thursday 30 May 2019 Event time:         10am – 1pm Event Location: Auditorium and Community Hub, Warwick Campus, 223 Dragon Street, Warwick   We will be running Information sessions Free health checks Range of local community exhibitors promoting their services, products and recreational activities Complimentary refreshments and barbeque lunch with our campus community Lucky door prizes   You will

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29
Apr

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ASIST Training – 24th to 26th June 2019

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ASIST Training is in development to provide a culturally appropriate way of learning suicide first aid skills within our community. The program is a partnership between LivingWorks Australia and The University of Queensland INSIST Research Project. These workshops are FREE to attend and have been made possible by funding from Darling Downs and West

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29
Apr

Need help with accessing or using MyGov services?

Have a device at home and wanting to learn how to set up your myGov Account or access the Centrelink & Medicare Express Plus App?   Want to learn more about what our Online accounts and Apps can do? We can help you!! Come to our…   Bring Your Own Device Day (BYOD) Centrelink staff will be available all day to

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5
Apr

ThinkUKnow – Family guide to online safety | Do you know what your kids are seeing, doing or watching? Combat Cyber bullying and more!

ThinkUKnow is a partnership between the Australian Federal Police (AFP), the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Datacom and Microsoft Australia, and is delivered in collaboration with state and territory police and Neighbourhood Watch Australasia. ThinkUKnow is Australia’s first and only nationally delivered, law enforcement led, online safety program. Self-protection through education and empowerment is the key for children to protect themselves

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29
Mar

Alert Priority HIGH: Fake Paypal emails request ‘account details’

        29 March 2019 What’s happened? The Australian Cyber Security Centre is aware of malicious emails that are falsely telling Australians that their account has violated PayPal rules. These phishing emails try to lure people into sharing their personal information which could then be used for identity theft and financial gain by cybercriminals. The email says their PayPal account

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20
Mar

Alert Priority HIGH: Fake CIA emails requesting Bitcoin payment or arrest

        26 March 2019 What’s happened? The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is aware of malicious emails claiming to be from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) being received by Australians. The emails state that the recipient’s personal details, addresses, contact information and information relating to their relatives are contained in a case file about the distribution and storage

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