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Trojans exploit WAP subscriptions to steal money

25
Aug
2017
Trojans exploit WAP subscriptions to steal money

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Do you remember what WAP is? Didn’t think so! WAP is a rather primitive excuse for mobile Internet. The tiny websites it can access show mostly text, and we visited them back when phones had just learned to transmit data.

Despite the fact that WAP has practically passed into oblivion, parts of the technology are still supported by mobile carriers. For example, some still support WAP billing, which allows users to pay for something right on a website directly from their mobile accounts.

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