Whether we like it or not, it is now an established fact that mobile phones play a major role in our day-to-day life, and never has this been truer than in 2020. With opportunities for socializing and travel reduced, it has been a year of scrolling, messaging and video calling. While there is a general … More What have we learned about mobile security in 2020?
A few weeks ago my colleague Stephen Cobb (knowing my interest in research related to fraud and scams, including phone scams) drew my attention to a section in the *Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book for January-December 2014 that pointed to a rise in the percentage of fraud complaints about phone scam calls over the period … More Phone Scams: Increasing Numbers, Wider Scope
We regularly warn our readers about the dangers of “support scams”, where calls from supposed tech support companies offer remotely fixing computers as well as installing some actual or bogus antivirus product for a fee. Since we’re getting increased reports about such activities in Ireland as well, it would be useful to read ESET researcher … More CyberThreats Daily: Support scams continue, Ireland no exception