Cell phones: the new phish food

Friday, 9 February 2007, 7:37 PM EST

Last year, we started to see cases of voice phishing or "vishing" attacks. That's when bad guys send e-mails urging people to call an automated 1-800 number that prompts callers to enter their credit card data. Now scammers are targeting mobile phone users by luring would-be victims with short text messages - can "tishing" be far behind?

News of this latest twist on phishing comes from Paul and Robin Laudanski, the husband and wife founders of the anti-phishing and security group CastleCops.

At Security Fix.

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