Question: Can you get scammed by opening a text?

These phishing attempts first started out as phone calls and emails, but now cybercriminals can also reach you via SMS (text message) through a popular phishing scam dubbed “smishing.” “A good general rule of thumb for a text from someone you dont know is to just ignore it or delete it,” says Stephen Cobb, senior

What happens if you open a spam text?

Clicking on a link in a spam text message could install malware that can collect information from your phone. Malware can also slow down your cell phones performance by taking up space on your phones memory. Once the spammer has your information, it can be sold to marketers or, worse, identity thieves.

Can someone hack your Apple ID?

If your iPhone backs everything up to your iCloud account, then someone can spy on your activity by accessing your iCloud account from any web browser. They would need your Apple ID username and password in order to do this, so if you know that a third party has that information, there are a few steps you should take.

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