SMS Misuse

iPhone iOS bug makes iPhone open to SMS spoofing

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in SMS Misuse

A bug in the iPhone IOS has been recently discovered by a hacker named, pod2g, that makes iPhone's text messages vulnerable to SMS spoofing. This bug allows anyone to send a text message and make it appear as if it came from anybody (e.g. a friend, your crush, the president, your mom, the lottery, the bank, or any [...]

Tigerbot, SMS controlled Android malware identified

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in SMS Misuse

SMS controlled Android malware named, Tigerbot, has been recently uncovered by NQ Mobile Security Research Center, in collaboration with Dr. Xuxian Jiang’s team at North Carolina State University. This malware can record phone calls, send SMS messages, upload the device’s GPS location, and reboot the [...]

Types of text scams in the Philippines

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in SMS Misuse

Text scams! Everyone has probably received at least one. But they just won't stop. According to the NTC's One-Stop Public Assistance Center (OSPAC), the number of text scams the agency has received has increased to 55% since 2008.[1] That was already three years ago when the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) [...]

DTI offers tips on avoiding text scams

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in SMS in Government, SMS Misuse

Text scams are more likely to increase as Christmas season is fast approaching. Their style is to offer quick cash, or a house and lot, or a new car, even if the recipient of the text message never took part in a raffle. Example: We are glad to inform you that you have won P650,000 thru PGMA. Claim ur prize, call now. [...]

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