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Mobile users no longer safe from phishing scams: Kaspersky Lab

AvantiKumar | Sept. 6, 2012
Global study also reveals use of social engineering tactics means that 50 percent of users cannot recognise a phishing message.

"Our advice to everyone is to install a dependable and intuitive security solution, which extends to your smartphone and tablet too, and to ensure that the signatures are current," he said. "Simple rules - If a message or offer sounds too good to be true, it is. If the message appears inauthentic, it probably is a fake. If you get an alert from your security software regarding the message - it is probably better to delete the message rather than responding to it."

"Typos, grammatical mistakes etc are often a giveaway that you're dealing with a phishing scheme. If the message asks for your information including passwords - it might be a phishing scheme. If it comes from a company for example a bank that you do not have an account with - that's definitely a phishing scheme," he added.

 

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