Smishing: It’s Phishing for Your Phone.

Photo by Clem Onojeghuo

Next time you get an SMS, you might want to think twice before clicking a link in it.

SMS-based phishing has been on the uptick. It’s email brethren often hits your spam filter but who’s filtering your text messages? Smishing often takes the form of an official looking password reset, account notification or security alert. You click the URL on your phone, login and voila! Your password is sent to the scammer.

Like email, our recommendation is simple: next click a link sent to you. Instead, go directly to the supposed source.

USA Today put together a short video about smishing (brought to our attention by the good guys at KnowB4).

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