We all hope to have some peace and quiet during the holiday season, not just in the physical world, but also in the digital one. But we got used to using our devices for ordering presents online, communicating with family through video chat, and looking for good deals online. And those are exactly the snippets … More ‘Tis the season not to get smished!
How do vishing scams work, how do they impact businesses and individuals, and how can you protect yourself, your family and your business? We’ve all heard of phishing, the tried-and-tested email scam that spoofs authoritative sources to trick recipients into handing over sensitive information or downloading malware. Well, vishing is its voice call equivalent. It’s … More Vishing: What is it and how do I avoid getting scammed?
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?
Mobile text messages that try to get the user to do something that ends up benefitting scammers are nothing new. But it’s worth reminding people every now and then that these messages come in many different varieties and use different more or less clever tactics to extract sensitive information from their victims. Here is an … More Phishing texts scamming Irish Vodafone users