Smartphone Data

Phishing attacks on Smartphones take to Holzwickede, February 18, 2011 so comfortable online banking via Smartphone & co. for user, it is also so dangerous. Because long ago, Cybercriminals have identified the Mobile bank switch itself as a viable attack method. Phishing for money is the motto of many hackers. While the mobile online banking can relatively simply protecting against the loss of sensitive data. Internet security expert BitDefender ( has recently identified a crafty trick of data thieves and called tips to protect mobile-phishing attacks.

Recently, customers of Canadian Scotiabank have been victim of a phishing attack. Smartphone users that mobile wanted to login via the Internet on the website of the Bank, directed to a fake page. Here the user typed their login data, the phisher simply read with their data and could gain access into the port without problems on the account of the respective victim. In this case, the attacker as so often the missing love used to detail”at the User out. Because mostly the compromised site is well fake at first glance, on closer inspection however you can mistake, that would never happen on the original page.

The customer himself is but just when he is on the go and mobile on his bank account accesses often too scattered or in a hurry to pay attention to these details. In addition, it prevents the small size of the Smartphone display on the necessary overview. “Tips for protection against mobile-phishing attacks: before user blind” click on a link, they should make sure that it is legitimate. The URL is for example partially obscured or it contains cryptic characters, which is already suspicious. But even at first glance, benign links can be dangerous, because many Smartphone phishers use Web-hosting companies to spread legitimate published URLs. It is always safer to manually in the browser to enter the destination URL, as via bookmark or email link in the desired Web site to access especially if the E-Mail from an unknown sender comes. Last but not least, it is sure to regularly to update the operating system for its smartphones to close any security gaps. All users should however a fact be aware: E-banking is always a risk primarily through mobile devices. For more information see. About BitDefender BitDefender is software developer, one of the industry’s fastest and most efficient product lines internationally certified security software. Since the founding of the company in 2001, BitDefender has set new standards in the field of proactive protection against threats from the Internet. Every day, BitDefender protects tens of millions of private and business customers around the world and gives them the good feeling that your digital life is safe. BitDefender sells its security solutions in more than 100 countries through a global VAD and reseller network. More detailed information about BitDefender and BitDefender products are available in the press centre online. In addition, offers BitDefender in English at background information and current news in the daily fight against threats from the Internet.

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