Increasing your safety online

Protecting your information

The ABS utilises secure HTTPS web connections where it requires customers to include personal or identifiable information. This includes our contact and survey account forms.

To ensure your information is safe online the ABS recommends you: 

  • install security software including updates and run regular virus scans
  • have an active firewall
  • update your internet browser regularly and review your browsing settings
  • do not open email attachments or click on hyperlink if you do not know the sender
     

Protecting your password

The ABS recommends you:

  • never share your password or send via email
  • use unique and strong passwords
     

Contact us if you suspect something

Report any suspicious or unauthorised activity relating to your use of abs.gov.au by contacting us

Further information on online security