How to identify and guard against fraudulent text messages

How to identify and guard against fraudulent text messages

Smishing might sound like something the Smurfs do but alas it’s nothing so innocent. It’s a commonly used term for SMS phishing, that is, the dark art of stealing money or identities in response to a phone text message.  Like any other devious method of fraud its...
Pre-installed apps on Android smartphones present huge security threats and absolute disregard for privacy

Pre-installed apps on Android smartphones present huge security threats and absolute disregard for privacy

Academic researchers from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid have discovered such an array of vulnerabilities in Android smartphones that owners might want to cast their devices away with alarm. The study analyzed 82,501 apps that were pre-installed on 1,742 Android...