Network Solutions blog: How to identify and prevent smishing attacks

By now we are all too familiar with phishing attacks. They have received lots of press coverage and are at the heart of many cyberattacks. But hackers are getting more specialized and have turned towards other variations, one of which goes by the term smishing. This is a combination of social engineering techniques that are sent over SMS texts rather than using the typical emails that traditional phishing lures use. SMS phishing, get it? In Verizon’s 2020 mobile security index, they found that 15% of enterprise users encountered a smishing link in Q3 2019. In my latest post for Network Solutions’ blog, I demonstrate how these kinds of attacks work, how the criminals have upped their game, and what you can do to protect yourself.

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