Phishing, SMiShing & Vishing: An Assessment of Threats Against Mobile Devices

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Provided by: Journal of Computing
Topic: Security
Format: PDF
In this paper, the authors proposed an exploratory assessment of phishing, SMiShing and vishing attacks against mobile devices. It examines the implications of end-user behavior towards mitigating the risks posed by using mobile devices for online services and facilities. Phishing is that socially engineered attack aimed at enticing unsuspecting users with familiar websites spoofed and purported to come from a legitimate organization or source. It lures the user to furnish the assailant with the user's access credentials, for which privileged access would be gained to harm the user.
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