The most bizarre thing just happened. I sat down to write this blog on nuisance calls, and I received a PPI text message.
Most consumers have got wise to email spam. The savvier consumer knows not to open spam mail, and immediately hits delete. However, spammers have become more creative in their spam attack methods.
Until recently spamming used to be limited to email and post. But increased competition, cloud messaging services and the growing availability of low-priced text bundles have made mobile an increasingly attractive and lucrative option for spammers.
Children today certainly have an increased awareness of technology, yet their perceptions of danger are not fully developed as they have not had the life experiences needed to make them risk averse.
If you haven't been the victim of an attack just yet, it doesn't necessarily mean that you're not vulnerable to it. Exercising more common sense and a bit more self-awareness can go a long way. Learning from the misfortune of others means that you might think that little bit more carefully about safeguarding your own personal freedom rather than handing it over to the bad guys. And with attackers becoming more ambitious with their targets, the more we can do to hinder them, the better.
It's hard to imagine what the world was like before the advent of the internet. If you ask anyone under the age of 20, the question will confuse them, as the 'World Wide Web' is all they've ever known.