September 14, 2015

Mobile Threat Monday: I, SMSbot

Sending an SMS message is so simple and straightforward, you’d think keeping the process secure would be a breeze. Forget the fancy multimedia messages that lead to exploits like Stagefright, how hard could it be to prevent hackers from hijacking tiny packets of text data? And yet, receiving just one fishy (or phishing) text message can scam you and put your phone in great danger. This week’s mobile threat, reported by security company Malwarebytes, is just the latest example of text-based malware.

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