Posted by: David Harley | March 2, 2014

ESET blog on phishing and vulnerable smartphone users

Just for a change, an ESET blog on phishing that I didn’t write, though Rob Waugh does quote me at some length:

Smells phishy? New email scams –and why smartphone users need to stay alert

Rob points out that:

Phishing is unique among cyber attacks – it doesn’t rely on weaknesses in computer software, or new vulnerabilities – it relies, initially at least, on human gullibility.

This means that devices users often think of as ‘immune’ to cyber attacks – such as smartphones – are in fact the perfect vehicle for phishing attacks.

David Harley
Small Blue-Green World

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