Chapter 5 - Smishing
The practice of smishing is a criminal activity that
is sent by SMS message to the victim’s cell phone.
It is becoming more and more widespread and is a type of cybersecurity attack that reaches the user via SMS requesting to reactivate a bank account, pay a fine, receive a shipment, etc.
The consequences can be serious, ranging from the theft of access data, theft of financial amounts or infection of devices with malware.
- What is smishing?
- How to detect if a message is smishing?
- What to do when faced with a smishing message?
- How to protect yourself from smishing?
This chapter includes 5 self-assessment questions aimed at reinforcing the concepts learned and practiced in the interactive slides.
The self-assessment questions raise issues that require reflection and application of what has been learned.
- 20 minutes