Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Smishing and Vishing

As if there weren't enough threats plaguing the average cyber-citizen, now there are some new ones. The FBI has recently issued a warning to shoppers for the holiday season. Smishing is the same as the familiar phishing we encounter every day on the internet. The difference is that smishing takes place using SMS text messages. And of course, those are growing in popularity, beyond the ranks of the under 25's, for whom texting is an obsession.

Vishing is also similar to phishing, but makes use of voicemail. Not as trendy, but potentially effective for the naive and uninformed.

So take care over the holidays - and beyond - watch out for smishing and vishing! For more, check out this link.

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