SMiShing – What is that?

You are probably overwhelmed with lot of new and various words and acronyms that you can hear or read everywhere. Here is one more: SMiShing. McAfee Avert Labs Blog in its post (I saw this word for first time there), considers SMiShing as an emerging threat vector. Some cell phone users have started receiving SMS messages that call them to visit various web sites or that are fake confirmation about signing to various online services.

This is version of phishing by SMS and yet another indicator that cell phones and mobile devices are becoming increasingly used by perpetrators of malware, viruses and scams. SMiShing will certainly require more attention in future.

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