Mobile

It Saves Your Battery, But Its Social Engineering Steals Your Data

By |2018-06-26T16:55:46-05:00July 1st, 2018|Categories: Android, Google, Cyber Security, Mobile, Social Media|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Google Play is a walled garden, but the serpents always manage to find their way in.  There is a new snake in the grass with a tempting offer on its forked tongue: an app that "saves the battery" in your mobile device. It begins with a vaguely plausible pop-up: "Samsung clean-up might be required! Your [...]

Scam of the Week: Phishing Moves to Smishing

By |2017-07-26T13:30:53-05:00July 12th, 2017|Categories: Cyber Security, Mobile|Tags: , , , |

Bad guys are increasingly targeting you through your smartphone. They send texts that trick you into doing something against your own best interests. At the moment, there is a mystery shopping scam going on, starting out with a text invitation, asking you to send an email for more info which then gets you roped into [...]

Watch Out For Fake Apps!

By |2016-11-12T11:50:52-06:00November 12th, 2016|Categories: Cyber Security, Mobile|

The holidays are here and the scammers are out in force. Their latest trick is fake apps. Starbucks started the first "retail app" and many stores have followed. But scammers are now creating fake apps, trick you into downloading them to your smartphone or tablet, and ask you to load your credit card information in [...]