Cyber Attacks Coming to a Smartphone Near You!
Be careful responding to or clicking on anything texted to you from someone you do not know. Or even better, if the phone number is not associated with a contact, and displaying the name of a person you know, delete it.
Smishing; the colloquial name for SMS (texting) phishing attacks targeting users reflexive instinct to simply trust and respond to text messages on their phones.
To be effective, hackers rely on the perception of authenticity, and reaching users on familiar platforms like your smartphone, Facebook, etc.into handing over the keys to their accounts.