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Protect yourself from smishing (video)

It's the latest high-tech attack and it's coming to cell phones everywhere. Here's the lowdown on smishing and what you can do about it.

By Aug. 15, 2012


Are you a smishing victim?

Smishing is the latest in high-tech scams. And they're hitting cell phones everywhere. Sumi Das explains what smishing is and how you can protect yourself.

By Aug. 15, 2012


'SMiShing' fishes for personal data over cell phone

Mobile phone users are subject to the same types of phishing lures that they get through their e-mail, Sprint warns as 'SMiShing' attack makes the rounds.

By Feb. 24, 2009


Phishing attacks via text spiked this week -- researcher

The unexpected onslaught has pushed phishing to the top of the list of text-based threats, a researcher says.

By Sep. 7, 2012


The 404 1,028: Where we go Dumpster diving (podcast)

Leaked from today's 404 episode: iPads in Easter Sunday services, cellphone spam and "smishing," Macs can get viruses after all, Google Maps under Microsoft Fire, and how to source free bagels, Twinkies, and Clif Bars.

By Apr. 9, 2012


Senators introduce bill to curb mobile spam

Sens. Olympia Snowe and Bill Nelson are attempting to increase government oversight of commercial text messages with a bill to regulate SMS spam.

By Apr. 3, 2009


How to avoid growing number of Internet scams

Desperate job seekers, online classified advertisers, and would-be home workers are increasingly the victims of scammers--but anyone can fall prey to "smishing" text messages.

By Jan. 10, 2011


Using your smartphone safely (FAQ)

Worms, Trojans, and SMS attacks are risks for mobile devices like the iPhone, but the biggest practical threat to users is losing the device.

By Jan. 5, 2010


Buzz Out Loud 918: The incredible, edible car

Within 15 years, cars will be made of seaweed. But will they be edible? That's your next task, auto industry. We also make book recommendations, give medical advice, and generally just try to help. Oh, and we talk about exploding donut factories.

By Feb. 25, 2009