Google to fix “smishing” vulnerability recently discovered by NCSU researchers

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http://www.talkandroid.com – Smishing, or SMS-phishing, is an old scamming technique that baits users into putting in personal information on fake websites by sending bogus text messages. It hasn’t been too common in the past few years, but some researchers at NC State University have found a vulnerability affecting several Android versions that could make phishing popular again. The exploit identified affects Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, and even Jelly Bean. The exploit, very simply, allows an affected app to send a convincing, but fake, text message asking for Facebook logins, bank information, etc. Most of t (IT news)