Smishing, the growing text message threat

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Smishing, the growing text message threat

Smishing is like Phishing but via text message. Using social engineering to get you to reveal personal information or capture your username and password.

Here are two recent examples I’ve received:

“We have discovered suspicious activity on your bank account, tap this link and verify your recent transactions.”


“You have a new voicemail, tap this link to listen to it.”

In both cases I was taken to a fake login page. If I had entered a username and password they would have been captured and abused. So be vigilant just like you are with email.

You wouldn’t fall for this but what about your colleagues and your business contacts?

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