How to avoid sms fraud and phishing attacks on your account from a Gmail app

HealthCare.gov, the federal government’s online health insurance marketplace, uses a secure messaging app called SMSVerification to verify the account of anyone who wants to sign up for coverage.But it also allows phishing attempts to trick users into sending unsolicited text messages and e-mails to spoof their identity.That’s because SMSVerified messages contain the word “sms” instead …

What is sms? and why does it matter?

With the proliferation of messaging apps like WhatsApp and Snapchat, it’s hard to find an online service without one.And they’re not just about messaging.They’re about social media and sharing, as well.“People are now more aware of what they’re sharing online and they’re more open to sharing more of it,” says David Tew, chief executive of …

Which IM message is best to use vs smstime?

A new report from Microsoft and the Federal Trade Commission has found that while some messages are clearly better than others, there are times when the best choice is to use the latter.In the report, Microsoft found that, in a survey conducted by Microsoft’s Customer Success Research Group, customers preferred messages from an IM service.The …