FBI warns of cell phone cybersecurity crimes

Monday - 11/29/2010, 2:55pm EST

Do you think about cybersecurity on your cell phone?

The FBI is warning that mobile phones could be the next target of phishing scams. Cyber crooks will be using scams called "smishing" or "vishing" to steal people's personal information like bank account and credit card numbers.

Information Week reports, smishing is a combination of SMS texting and the common online practice of phishing, which uses e-mails to direct people to websites where they are asked to give up personal information.

The FBI advises users to not respond to text messages from unknown or blocked numbers.

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