International Journal of Information Security Science (IJISS)
The growth of mobile phone users has lead to a dramatic increasing of SMS spam messages. Recent reports clearly indicate that the volume of mobile phone spam is dramatically increasing year by year. In practice, fighting such plague is difficult by several factors, including the lower rate of SMS that has allowed many users and service providers to ignore the issue, and the limited availability of mobile phone spam-filtering software. Probably, one of the major concerns in academic settings is the scarcity of public SMS spam datasets that are sorely needed for validation and comparison of different classifiers.