Emojis are officially a cybersecurity threat.

Rogue emojis that fool users and dealing with a critical oracle patch highlight two separate report about some recent cybersecurity issues organizations and their staff may encounter.

In case people were too busy celebrating World Emoji Day July 17, the San Diego-based Identity Theft Resource Center warned those cute little icons that liven up texts, tweets or posts are now part of scammers’ attack repertoire to build trust to acquire money or sensitive information.

Roy Urrico

Roy W. Urrico specializes in articles about financial technology and services for Credit Union Times, as well as ghostwriting, copywriting, and case studies. Also: writer/editor of a semi-annual newsletter for Association for Financial Technology since 1997 and history projects funded by the U.S Interior Department, National Park Service and Warren County (N.Y.).

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