Uber security alert scam spoofs real Uber number—Watch out!

A scammer is trying to trick Uber users into giving up their credit card details under the guise of a security alert SMS from a spoofed number.

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Watch what you send on anonymous SMS websites

We take a look at temporary SMS number websites, which allow users to send SMS messages to anonymous numbers.

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Beware of COVID Pass scams

We take a look at an SMS scam claiming to offer up proof of COVID-19 vaccination in the form of a Covid Pass …for a price

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SMS authentication code includes ad: a very bad idea

We look at a recent incident where a Google SMS authentication user encountered an add attached to the code sent out.

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Hotel staff bust Hermes SMS scammer with suspiciously large number of cables

We look at a story involving a hotel, a lot of cables, and even more fake parcel delivery payment notifications sent to mobile numbers

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What is Smishing? The 101 guide

Smishing is a combination of the words “phishing” and “SMS”, to indicate phishing sent across your mobile network in the form of a text.

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The human impact of a Royal Mail phishing scam

We look at the impact of a Royal Mail phishing scam as described by the victim, caught out not once but twice by the scammers.

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Royal Mail scam says your parcel is waiting for delivery

We take a look at an SMS phishing messages which claims to have a parcel for you, with an unpaid shipping fee.

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A week in security (January 27 – February 2)

A roundup of the previous week’s most interesting security news

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Australia’s Early Warning Network compromised

An Australian Early Warning System notifying subscribers of severe weather alerts was compromised over the weekend, with messages sent across a variety of formats. What did the hackers get up to? And why did they do it?

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