It is easy to fall victim to shady links delivered via text message—common indicators you’ve been taught to look out for on your desktop often either don’t apply to mobile or aren’t as easily identifiable on a mobile device. Don’t panic just yet. We’re here to help you learn to differentiate between legitimate messaging and spam messaging on any device.
Phishing attacks have expanded well beyond the confines of email communication to include all forms of electronic communication, including mobile. A term coined by cybercriminals to identify digital attacks that trick residents of the Digital World, i.e., consumers, into providing valuable personal and financial information, phishing as a concept has rapidly expanded beyond the sea of cybercriminals to encompass oceans of other threat actors.
More aspects of our lives are happening online, and we increasingly need to connect to the Digital World for work, school, play, and keeping in touch with loved ones. But access to the Digital World creates risk. The only way to keep safe is to be personally involved in cybersecurity—learn about the Digital World, understand how you interact with it, and learn what to do to make interactions with it safe, trustworthy, and reliable.