It takes advantage of the same i OS 7 tool Apple uses for its Air Drop feature, pictured right Instead of sending messages using mobile or data signal, the features lets users send messages to people in close proximity that are in Bluetooth or Wi-Fi Direct range - up to around 30 feet (9 metres).

Video chatting enables web users from all around the world to chat anywhere at anytime.

All you need is a computer with an Internet connection and a webcam to begin having quality face-to-face conversations.

Commonly thought of as a series of letters that make up a 'word' there is a distinction between acronyms and shorthand.

The actual definition of an acronym and text shorthand is here.

The phone number appearing in the SMS is not part of the gateway, but part of a popular free text messaging app, Conway noted.

Cloudmark has already contacted the app developer, who is dealing with this attack.

Internet acronyms, text message jargon, abbreviations, initialisms, cyberslang, leetspeak, SMS code, textese With hundreds of millions of people texting regularly, it's no wonder you've seen this cryptic looking code!

Commonly used wherever people get online -- including IMing, SMSing, cell phones, Blackberries, PDAs, Web sites, games, newsgroup postings, in chat rooms, on blogs, or on social media -- these abbreviations are used by people around the world to communicate with each other.

This will help researchers and telecomm providers improve their detection capabilities.

Any spam messages that you've seen recently you want to find out more about?

These gateways are popular among the criminal element because they are free and can handle a high volume of messages.