Spammers take aim at mobile phone users

Mobile Commerce

Spamming techniques under a watchful eye. Text messages have become the latest target for marketers who use spamming techniques to reach a broad audience in a similar way to that which has already been filling email junk folders for many years. According to Ferris Research, in 2011, it is estimated that American consumers received approximately 4.5 billion texts with spam ads. This was more than twice the number that was received in 2009, when there were an estimated 2.2 billion spam texts. Though the problem has not yet grown to…

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A mobile marketing responsibility in security grows among industry professionals

SMS Mobile Marketing

There has been a lot of news about mobile technology lately. The big push for a mobile payments system and NFC technology has been an issue for months now. But, while we look at all the great things that mobile technology can do for us, we must also look at the increasing rise in mobile spam, viruses and other fraudulent activity. One of the main concerns among all mobile users has been security. Several companies have been addressing this issue with research into developing an adequate security system for mobile…

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