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Update your carrier PIN to protect against SIM swap scams

Enabling multifactor authentication is a good step toward better cybersecurity. However, if a determined hacker gains access to the account number associated with your phone number’s mobile carrier and they can guess the PIN you set up when you opened the account, these bad actors may be able to execute a SIM swap and circumvent […]

Download an authenticator app

Given that it’s possible to use SIM swap scams to get around traditional two-factor authentication, which typically relies on one-time passcodes sent over SMS, downloading an authenticator app can provide some additional security for select accounts. Google and Microsoft have apps that are widely used.

Know the risks of SIM hijacking

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey had his account hijacked when someone successfully transferred his phone number to a different SIM. To prevent this type of situation, it might be useful to set a SIM PIN that protects access to your phone number. Contact your phone carrier to learn how to set this up.

The ‘Holy Grail’ of hackers: SIM card security breach is threatening hundreds of millions users

A significant security breach in SIM cards was revealed, allowing attackers to take control over users’ phone and do whatever they please, without the user noticing. Up until now, security breaches were discovered in certain operating systems such as Android, iOS or Windows Phone. Now , it turns out that there are security holes that […]