With the Smartphone revolution and the wide choice of free messaging services available, receiving an #sms is definitely an unusual occurrence. Instead of being a way for friends and family to communicate, it has now become the preferred way for businesses to get in contact with you. However, you need to be vigilant of exactly what it is that these messages are trying to tell you as it could put your #security at risk.
As was uncovered in a recent report published by the University of Toronto, SMS messages are being used by a group of cybercriminals to rob #gmail #account passwords with the aim of accessing the victim’s account.
This #attack doesn’t just avoid the two-step verification process offered by #google as a security measure, but also manages to work in a way that the victim won’t suspect a thing.