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Beware! Free Apple products used as lure in text scams

Could an Apple iPad, iPhone or MacBook be yours for free?

Afraid not – that SMS text message you received is a scam.

Fraudsters spam out scams via SMS text messages

Always take care about clicking on links sent to you out of the blue, even if they arrive on your mobile phone.

Fake Instagram app infects Android devices with malware

Tempted to try out the much talked about Instagram app? Well, be careful where you get it from – as malware authors are distributing malware disguised as the popular app.

iPhone 5 tester SMS text scam hits cellphone users

Want to test an iPhone 5? Sorry – but it’s an SMS text spam campaign sent to mobile phone users.

100 texts a day limit? India tries to combat mobile phone spam

New spam regulations, introduced in India, limit the users of mobile phones to sending only 100 texts per day.

The reason? To stop the growing problem of SMS text spam.

Were mobile phones hacked to spread rumour of Taliban leader’s death?

SMS messages spread claiming that the reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Omar is dead.

Did the United States hack into mobile phones to send the messages, as the Taliban claim?

Fukushima radiation hoax SMS message spreads in Philippines

A hoax SMS text message claiming that radiation may hit the Philippines, following explosions that have rocked Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant, have caused such a problem that authorities in Manila have issued an official denial.

iPhone update fixes ‘SMS of death’¬†vulnerability

Read more in my article at Naked Security.

BlackBerry customers revolt after spyware scandal

Read more in my article at Naked Security.

Russian Malware Blocks Windows Use, Demands SMS Ransom

How important is it for you to be able to access your data? Would you pay money to recover your data if a hacker stole it?

Read more in my article on the Dark Reading website.

Wal-Mart hoax spreading via SMS text messages

Read more in my article at Naked Security.

Chinese mobile firm punishes staff for SMS spamming

Read more in my article at Naked Security.

Police catch man in “Monkey got out of the cage” case

Read more in my article at Naked Security.

American Idol cellphone spam angers AT&T customers

Read more in my article at Naked Security.

Mobile malware sends premium rate SMS messages

Read more in my article at Naked Security.

Chain letters evolve, spread via SMS text message

Read more in my article at Naked Security.