7 Ways to Spot Phishing Emails

Phishing can be very tricky to spot if you are not careful. Not knowing how to identify phishing leaves you vulnerable to having your passwords or credit card stolen. As with anything, a little bit of practice can go a long way. Once you’ve spent a little time training yourself to spot spam texts and phishing emails you can do it with ease. “I know it when I see it....

March 30, 2021 · 7 min

What Is Phishing: Definition and Example of a Phishing Attack

Phishing is everywhere, it is more than likely that you have personally encountered phishing. You are not alone, millions of phishing emails and texts land in internet users' inboxes everyday. This is a problem that has plagued internet users since the beginning of electronic mail and does not appear to be going away anytime soon. The number of phishing attempts continues to grow each year and phishers keep expanding their tactics....

March 27, 2021 · 6 min

Definition of Smishing and How to Spot an Attack

Almost everyone is familiar with spam texts, but you might not be aware of smishing. You have probably received more spam texts than you would like. The average American gets spam texts almost every 2 days and there is no sign of them slowing down. In fact, more spam texts are sent every year. Spam texts usually seem more annoying than dangerous. However, there is a more malicious variety of spam text message called smishing....

March 15, 2021 · 8 min

Dont Text: What's New in Version 1.3

Version 1.3 of Dont Text is now available on the App Store. I wanted to take some time to share the new improvements that are coming your way. I plan writing a new post like this one for all new versions of Dont Text explaining what is new as I release each update. Improved Design The first thing you’ll notice after downloading the new update is the improved design. I wanted to take some time to improve the overall design aspect of the Dont Text app....

March 13, 2021 · 5 min

I Replied to a Spam Text: Am I Safe?

So you just received and a fresh spam text message. One of two things happened next: You accidentally replied before you realized it was spam or You thought you would have some fun and mess with the spammer by sending some witty replies. Now you are asking yourself: am I safe after I replied to that spam text? The short answer is probably yes, but there are a few more things to consider....

March 2, 2021 · 3 min