A Bank SMS Text Phish Attempt

A Bank SMS Text Phish Attempt

Phishing attempts over text messages are becoming more prevalent. I received an SMS text message that contained a phishing attempt for a Canadian Bank. The message implied that I have received a ...
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FluBot malware warning after 70,000 attacks launched over SMS

Finland’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC-FI) has issued a warning about malicious SMS messages that have been spammed out to mobile users, directing iPhone owners to phishing sites and Android users to ...
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Finland Fending Off FluBot Malware, Again

The Finnish National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC-FI) has issued a warning to citizens about the current version of the FluBot malware campaign which is affecting “tens of thousands of people in Finland.” ...
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Syniverse Hack: Billions of Users’ Data Leaks Over Five Years

Syniverse Hack: Billions of Users’ Data Leaks Over Five Years

Hackers broke into the massive telephony interconnection service run by Syniverse—a huge, yet invisible, chunk of infrastructure ...
Security Boulevard

SMS authentication code includes ad: a very bad idea

We look at a recent incident where a Google SMS authentication user encountered an add attached to the code sent out. Categories: Privacy Tags: 2 factor auth2 factor authenticationadvertscarriercodesMobileprivacysms (Read more...) The ...
Recycle Your Phone, Sure, But Maybe Not Your Number

Recycle Your Phone, Sure, But Maybe Not Your Number

Many online services allow users to reset their passwords by clicking a link sent via SMS, and this unfortunately widespread practice has turned mobile phone numbers into de facto identity documents. Which ...
SMS Two-Factor Authentication, New Internet Hygiene Model

SMS Two-Factor Authentication, New Internet Hygiene Model

Is it time to finally move away from SMS text based two-factor authentication? Plus a discussion about a new model that can help consumers with improving their Internet hygiene. ** Links mentioned ...

Easy SMS Hijacking

Vice is reporting on a cell phone vulnerability caused by commercial SMS services. One of the things these services permit is text message forwarding. It turns out that with a little bit ...
New Smishing Campaign Using USPS as Its Disguise

New Smishing Campaign Using USPS as Its Disguise

A new SMS-based phishing (“smishing”) campaign is using the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a disguise to target mobile users. On September 15, SlickRockWeb CEO Eric JN Eliason tweeted out two ...
Twitter Users, Say Goodbye to Old-Fashioned SMS Tweets

Twitter Users, Say Goodbye to Old-Fashioned SMS Tweets

In a bid to keep user accounts safe, Twitter has decommissioned SMS-based tweeting in most countries around the globe. The social media platform did not specify which countries are excluded from the ...