Network Security Explained

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Smishing is much like phishing, in which an attacker sends a potentially enticing message to either spread malware or steal personal information. The difference? Smishing doesn't target your email inbox, but rather comes to you via SMS - more commonly known as text messages. Look for numbers you don't know, numbers that don't look like actual phone numbers, and know that your bank, credit card provider, etc. won't be soliciting personal info via text.

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