Security Recommendations by ICICI Bank Against Smishing and Fishing

An Email from the Bank states, combination of phishing and Short Message Service (SMS) text messages is called SMISHING?These messages are usually crafted to provoke an immediate action from the user, requiring them to share their sensitive and confidential banking details. In ‘Smishing’, the message can also ask the users to click on a link or call on toll free numbers. If the user clicks on the link provided in the message, then a malicious software can get downloaded on their mobile or a single click on the link can take the user to a malicious website in pretext of an offer, discount or account credit.  Voice phishing  also known as Vishing (V+ishing) is the criminal practice of exploiting telephone to gain access to private personal and financial information from the public for the purpose of illicit financial reward as per the Wikipedia. Continue to read how to stay secure--------------

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