SMSishing and Vishing amongst future threats


Terms like smsishing or vishing may be a part of common security vernacular, according to McAfee Avert Labs director of operations, Joe Telafici. US based Telafici explained the new terminology during a visit to Australia this week, arguing that the changing methods of hackers was a cause for concern.

While social engineering was still the primary way to spread malware, phishing, in particular, continued to evolve with two new mutations increasingly seen - SMS-ishing and V-ishing. SMS-based phishing, or SMS-ishing, convinces a user to click on a link in a SMS message leading them to a fake website from where their personal details can be phished. SMS-ishing & V-ishing amongst future threats - Security - www.itnews.com.au

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 5th December 2006 11:44PM