Telstra CEO Andy Penn is partnering with government to filter bogus text messages in a trial that will likely be extended much more widely in future.
The Mobile Ecosystem Forum is updating their A2P SMS Code of Conduct, and one of their board members will lead a new i3forum working group on messaging fraud.
AdaptiveMobile Security has witnessed an increase in spam that exploits anxiety about the novel coronavirus. These attacks fall into three categories.
BBM was launched in 2005 and was the first of its kind, but it suffered terminal decline as consumers switched to other messaging services.
When seeking to reduce crime, the content of a message is as important as the security surrounding that message.
Some questioned the ethics and legality of the stunt, but it does raise the question of why Twitter still allows users to manage their accounts via SMS.
There are many apps on Google Play that claim to let Android users send messages which seem to come from somebody else.
Operators need to discourage customers from abusing Android apps that can relay unlimited numbers of text messages, and thus facilitate SMS bypass fraud.