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What is Smishing?

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Smishing is a cyber-attack which involves sending the victim a misleading text message to deceive them.
The message will often arrive from a seemingly trusted source, usually with a fraudulent link for you to click with the purpose primarily to convince you to take action which would allow the attacker to gain access to your mobile device or gain exploitable information, such as login credentials.
 
Smishing is becoming increasingly popular amongst cyber criminals as people tend to be more inclined to trust a text message than an email (see phishing for details on similar cyber-attacks involving emails)

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