How many mobile phone accounts will be hijacked this summer?

JanKusanagi @i at 2016-07-21T20:39:21Z

“while you are relaxing in the sun, scammers fool your phone company into issuing a replacement SIM card or transferring your mobile number to a new provider and then proceed to use it to take over all your email, social media, Paypal and bank accounts”

A pretty interesting read, via Planet Jabber:

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His previous article nailed it, "A more likely reason why it has become popular amongst some firms is that many lenders want to ensure they have mobile phone numbers to contact customers"

It would have been good for him to note that Google Authenticator can use shared keys rather than SMS.

He should watch my online account management presentation :)

SMS often fails the dead zone test for me.

der.hans at 2016-07-22T21:05:54Z