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    Default SMS Fishing

    I just came across this article on a vulnerability in the android system

    Researchers uncover SMS-related vulnerability in Android

    I don't like to take security measures for granted, but I'm guessing this isn't something we have to worry about with the Blackberry system? I know it's becoming more common for businesses to utilize SMS to contact customers.
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    Default SMS Fishing

    Probably not as SMS, bbm and all these messaging services have no way of touching internal bb areas.

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    Default Re: SMS Fishing

    Phishing....

    From the article posted above : "The problem begins when the user downloads an infected app which requests to communicate via SMS. Then the program can make it appear that the user has received an SMS from someone in his list.

    This way the fake message can mislead the user to give away login credentials, password, PIN and other personal information."

    1) such an app will either be detected and not placed in the market in the first place. I have a rule of thumb to avoid duds. Only download if an app has a rating of 4 and above and number of downloads exceed 5000.

    2) If someone in your contact list texts you for sensitive information like passwords out of the blue, and you just give it no questions asked, you probably became broke a long time ago and smartphone vulnerabilities are the least of your worries.

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