IT Security is a dynamic environment, every company/person need to guarantee their assess in order to achieve their goals. This blog focus on that and other topics of security manners, like: Information Security, Ethical Hacking, Vulnerability among others.
27 January 2012
Phishing Attacks Can Happen On Your Mobile Phone Too
A few years ago most of the general public had never even heard of a phishing attack. These days it is better known. While still not a general
knowledge question it has been exposed a little bit more by the media
and web safety outfits. But just because the problem has seen a little
bit more daylight does not mean that it has gone away. No, the problem
of phishing attacks is still with us. And while that is still very much a
problem, the bigger problem is that now it is starting to move to a new
The mobile phone is becoming more and more the popular choice to surf
the web. What better way to waste time than to surf the web while you
are on the go. It is because of this activity that you are starting to
see more web sites optimize for smaller screens. But it is not only the
legitimate web sites that are focusing on the phone. The criminal web
sites are as well.
A phishing attack is when one web site pretends that it is another. A
victim will go to that web site, thinking that they are safe but
instead they are really giving up all of the information that they type
in that site.
And that is why a phishing attack works on any platform no matter if
it is your desktop or your phone. It is strictly a web based attack to
obtain information. No matter how you give them the information it is
still going to work. The platform of how you give them the information
If you want to be able to avoid a phishing attack then the easiest
way is to make sure that you pay attention to the web address of the
site that you are on. Also, if you get an email and it says to click a
link to go to the web site, instead just type the name of the web site
in. Then you know exactly what site you are going to.