Online scammers are finding new ways to target smartphone and tablet users.
For instance, scammers use text messages or emails as phishing lures that lead to malicious sites or trick users into downloading and installing malware.
Scammers also use software to infect devices with malicious codes that provide access to cellular services or account information.
To protect mobile devices, the CyberSafe at USPS team offers this advice:
- Be careful. Scammers use software to scan for email addresses on non-secure sites. These addresses then become targets for phishing scams.
- Be wary of links. Be suspicious of links to sites sent by unsolicited emails or text messages.
- Think first. Avoid downloading files from unfamiliar sites.
The CyberSafe at USPS LiteBlue site has additional mobile security tips.