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April 25, 2022, 10:18 a.m. | Bruce Schneier

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SMS phishing attacks — annoyingly called “smishing” — are becoming more common.


I know that I have been receiving a lot of phishing SMS messages over the past few months. I am not getting the “Fedex package delivered” messages the article talks about. Mine are usually of the form: “thank you for paying your bill, here’s a free gift for you.”

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