Some weeks ago we were talking about what security lessons we’ve learned from 2012’s tumultuous malware and hack attacks. But with devices such as smartphones and tablets becoming ever more prevalent, cybercrooks are on the lookout for new ways to steal data, and with many users slow to adopt security measures for their new devices, it’s more important than ever to be aware of the nature of new threats.
You’ve probably received one – if you didn’t know what it was you were probably confused, and if you did know what it was you were more than likely, pretty annoyed. Text messaging scams are actually a type of spam, in other words unwanted contact or content sent to you via your electronic device without your consent.
Who would have thought that an app downloaded from a safe source could still put your mobile security at risk? That’s right, hackers have found another way to reach innocent users. This new method isn’t about creating corrupt apps, but instead by targeting legitimate apps, identifying weaknesses and using them against you, the user.