May 18, 2021

Top 5 things you need to know about Smishing

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Cybersecurity
4 min
What's smishing and how do you protect yourself and your business from the ramifictions of it? Cyber takes a look

We’ve all heard of phishing, but what about smishing? Smishing is a form of phishing, when someone tries to trick you into giving them your private information via a text or SMS message. Smishing is becoming an emerging and growing threat in the world of online security. More attackers are turning to SMS-based phishing over traditional email phishing because many email programmes, such as Google or Microsoft Outlook, are smart enough to detect phishing emails and label them as spam. This means the average email user doesn’t even notice most phishing attacks. However, anyone can still get a text message and open a bad link..

Cyber takes a look at the top five things you need to know about smishing and how to protect yourself and your business from it. 

 

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