Naked txt chats
If you did make the mistake of clicking on the link, you can find yourself redirected to a number of different websites depending on where in the world you are based – including the perennial “Win a free i Pad by filling in this survey” scams.
Frequently such scams will dupe you into believing you have won a prize, and ask you to enter your cellphone number.
The actual contact information for who registered the domain is hidden behind by a domain privacy service, but the A-Record IP address of the domain is linked with others that are known to have hosted malware, scams, adware and fake anti-virus in the past.
In short, this is clearly a link that should be avoided.
Things really piqued Onur’s interest, however, when he himself then received it on his i Phone!
Sophos Labs researcher Onur Komili told Naked Security that he was browsing his Facebook newsfeed this weekend, when he saw a friend – let’s call him Freddie – post a screenshot of the text message.Because, of course, that’s not a link that is going to take you to Apple’s website at apple.com, but to a website called instead.Textwon’s WHOIS information reveals that it is a brand new domain, registered on May 4th 2012.Seven of Freddie’s friends in the Vancouver region also reported that they had received the exact same text message.A quick search on the net found a number of people had received the same spammed-out SMS message.
Follow @gcluley Graham Cluley runs his own award-winning computer security blog at https:// and is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s.