Friday, February 28, 2020

Stop Using Your Cellphone Number for Security

Do you use your phone number as added security for a online service? Then it may be time for you to consider going towards two factor authenticator rather than to use your phone number. A news article recently came out about a person that lost his phone number and lost access to a bunch of services as a result.
Apparently, the hacker was able to transfer the phone number to another carrier and then use that number to access online services that was setup with the phone number.

What I got from that story is to not use the cellphone for online security. Google authenticator is a pretty good app for this purpose and works with many online services.

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