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SMiShing

A compound of 'phishing' and 'SMS'.  SMiShing (SMS phishing) is a type of phishing attack where mobile phone users receive text messages containing a Web site hyperlink, which, if clicked would download a Trojan horse to the mobile phone. The term SMiShing was coined by David Rayhawk in a McAfee Avert Labs blog on August 25, 2006.

Also see the All About Phishing page in the "Did You Know? section of Webopedia for more information, including examples, of phishing.







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