Up until now, cell phone carriers have been doing an excellent job of protecting us from hackers ‚Äì they mastered protection of short code spam messages to protect us from messages like, ‚ÄúText Football to 72404 for latest football news!‚Äù
Unfortunately, it seems that hackers have finally found a way to sneak by. ¬†We recently received the spam message below‚Ä¶ this time, from an actual phone number.
If you think about it, this “advancement” in text spamming is a lot like it was with email spamming -¬† the earliest spam emails were successful because people opened everything that came their way! Now, we have designated folders to sort through our emails and put hackers into a special ‚ÄúSpam‚Äù folder.
Will we have to develop a way to do this on cell phones? Whatever the solution, this new phase of text spamming will certainly lead to a challenge for the industry.