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smishing

(SMS phISHING) The mobile phone counterpart to phishing. Instead of being directed by e-mail to a website, a text message is sent to the user's cellphone with some ploy to click on a link. The link causes a Trojan to be installed in the phone. See phishing.
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Even with legal crackdown on mobile spammers, SMS spam and SMiShing continue to grow at a rapid pace, as there are billions of mobile phone subscribers who use text messaging," said Thomas Lippert, product management, Sophos.
He said that thorough definitions and examples of SmiShing scams can be found on Wikipedia and Webopedea web pages.
Smishing is the act of sending fraudulent text messages to bait a victim into revealing personal information, like your Social Security number.
The report analyzes major mobile threats due to malware, phishing, smishing, website spoofing, and lost/stolen device, vulnerabilities of the mobile browser and native app, and specific weaknesses of Android, Apple iPhone, Windows, and Blackberry platforms.
Most Complaints for Banks as Vishing and Smishing increases C?
Other popular techniques are Phishing (Email), Vishing (VoIP) or Smishing (SMS) attacks that entice users to disclose sensitive information or perform unsafe activities.
Vodacom advises customers to be aware of fraudsters who employ smishing techniques to solicit personal or other confidential information through text messages.
McAfee Labs(TM) reports that smishing (or phishing text messages), PC, Mac, and mobile device malware, and malicious mobile websites are on the rise.
A smishing attack involves sending a phishing link to a smartphone that is sophisticated enough to actually click on a link contained in a text message.
We first employed the services of Risk Office from Fiserv in August 2009 when our entire community fell victim to a smishing attack," said Karrie J.
SMS texting : FIs should educate consumers about SMiShing, a form of phishing that uses text messages to trick consumers into giving up personal information, in order to combat these types of attacks.
Smishing, or a combination of SMS texting and phishing, is when scammers send you a text to a malicious website or ask you to enter sensitive information.