Security Tip: Smishing
January 9, 2020
Many businesses use text messages as reminders for appointments and payment. Not only do internet criminals phish your email inbox, but did you know that they are using text messages to their advantage for phishing attempts known as “smishing?” Stay up to date on how to protect you and your clients from a smishing scam with the information below. #southslopetips
- Links sent through text messages are usually shortened. Therefore, you can’t see where the link will actually take you. If your mobile device allows it, before clicking the link, hold your finger down to see the full web address of where the link will take you.
- Always log in to your online accounts through your phone’s browser or through the mobile application you’ve installed on your phone, instead of clicking an unexpected link.
- Never use the same password for multiple accounts. If you did fall for a scam such as this you may not even realize it happened, but the attackers would be able to break into all of the accounts where you use the same password.