Is it just me, or are phishing text messages really getting out of hand? Used to be they were only occassional. Seems like it’s almost daily now. In the last ~3 months I’ve gone from mildly skeptical of unexpected text messages to “no way am I clicking on anything in that” unless I’ve Googled the domain, and remembered what I did that would have triggered the text message, and critically examined the contents for phishing bait. It’s not like I was clicking on them before, but it wasn’t such a… reaction. In the last week I switched on the filtering to put texts from unknown senders in their own area in iMessages.

What else can we do about this? I predict the demise of text messaging if this trend continues, or it turns into email anyway.

J. Garo @garo