An attacker can lock you out of the app using just your phone number and without requiring any action on your part. If you use WhatsApp, you may want to be wary of an attack where cybercriminals could suspend your account using only your phone number. The underlying loophole abuses a lapse in security of … More WhatsApp flaw lets anyone lock you out of your account
Here’s how to spot scams where criminals use deceptive text messages to hook and reel in their marks. Have you ever received a text message from a delivery company that you are familiar with and never for a moment questioned it? Why would you? We now order so much online and all those delivery notifications … More Why do we fall for SMS phishing scams so easily?
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?
Are mobile payments and digital wallets safe? Are the apps safer than credit cards? What are the main risks? Here’s what to know. While cash transactions aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, the convenience of electronic payment solutions has been steadily growing in popularity over the years. According to a recent survey by the US Federal Reserve, … More Mobile payment apps: How to stay safe when paying with your phone
Here’s what to know about attacks where a fraudster has your number, literally and otherwise. SIM swap scams have been a growing problem, with fraudsters targeting people from various walks of life, including tech leaders, and causing untold damage to many victims. Here’s why you should be on the lookout for attacks where someone can upend your … More SIM swap scam: What it is and how to protect yourself