When Phishing Goes Mobile
- — Feb. 21, 2013, 6:25 p.m.
Based on the number of phishing sites we observed in 2012, it appears that cybercriminals have discovered a new target in mobile devices. For 2012, we found 4,000 phishing URLs designed for mobile Web. Though this number represents less than 1% of all the phishing URLs gathered that year, this highlights that mobile devices (smartphones, [...]Read the full article
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I’m dating myself, but I remember when holiday shopping involved pouring through ads in the Sunday paper, placing actual phone calls from tethered land lines to research product stock and availability, and actually driving places to pick things up. Now, holiday shoppers can do all of that from a smartphone or tablet in a few seconds, but there are some security pitfalls to be aware of.