Welcome to your weekend. If you don’t know what SIM swapping is and whether or not it could be used to attack your email or bank account, then we know which article you should read next. Beyond that, we’ll recap some highlights from the last week, and further consider the impact of Jony Ive leaving Apple.
Violet Blue explains how SIM-swap attacks have been used to steal online accounts and even as much as $100,000 from a victim’s bank account. In these attacks, someone uses pieces of personal information to convince your cell service provider to transfer (port) your number and associated phone account to a device in the attacker’s possession.
If you use accounts that verify identity with a text message, then you could be vulnerable to them too. One man who lost $25k, his Gmail and his Twitter got his phone number back only to see T-Mobile give it over to a hacker again.