Forwarding Your Phone's Texts Could Invite Hackers

    Date 01 Jul 2013
    Category Hacks/Cracks
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    Posted By Dave Wreski
    Getting your text messages delivered to your PC or tablet sounds pretty convenient, until a hacker uses that text-forwarding feature to hijack your Gmail. This sequence of events recently happened to Lillian Smith, a prominent social media expert, who fought a valiant technological battle against a persistent foe.
    Smith, who lives in the San Francisco Bay area, describes the incident on her blog. Her experience began on June 20 with a text message from Verizon Wireless, which informed her that Integrated Messaging had been activated on her phone. This service forwards text and multimedia messages from a user's phone to that person's tablet or computer.

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