Recycle Your Phone, Sure, But Maybe Not Your Number

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 19 May 2021 15:13:30 +0000

Many online services allow users to reset their passwords by clicking a link sent via SMS, and this unfortunately widespread practice has turned mobile phone numbers into de facto identity documents. Which means losing control over one thanks to a divorce, job termination or financial crisis can be devastating. Even so, plenty of people willingly abandon a mobile number without considering the potential fallout to their digital identities when those digits invariably get reassigned to someone else. New research shows how fraudsters can abuse wireless provider websites to identify available, recycled mobile numbers that allow password resets at a range of email providers and financial services online.

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What is Smishing? The 101 guide

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2021 18:51:13 +0000

Smishing is a combination of the words “phishing” and “SMS”, to indicate phishing sent across your mobile network in the form of a text.

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Royal Mail scam says your parcel is waiting for delivery

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2021 20:02:30 +0000

We take a look at an SMS phishing messages which claims to have a parcel for you, with an unpaid shipping fee.

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