Don’t Get Smished This Holiday Season

Creative Commons image by Adam Koford.

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has sent out a warning about an increase in “smishing.”

No, that’s not a kind of group grope by mobs of roving asexual, polyamorous and predatory cuddle-furries yiffing on your groovie fursona. It’s the text-message equivalent of phishing, which is called “smishing” not “tishing” because of “SMS text.” “SMS” stands, of course, for “short message service,” though only mobile phone ads and fine print and, apparently, the FBI, ever use the SMS part.

“Smishing” is when someone pulls a phishing scam by text…READ THE REST OF THIS POST ON TECHYUM


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