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SIM Swap

Overview#

SIM Swap is typically a Phishing that involves a entity registering an existing Phone Number of a Mobile Network Operator client on a new Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) to cause an Unfortunate event

Typically this is done in regards to an Attack described within the SS7 hack

SIM Swap involves an Attacker duping your cell provider through Phishing into believing that you’re activating your SIM card on another Mobile Device. In other words, they’re stealing your Phone Number and associating it with their SIM card.

SIM Swap Prevention#

Every major Mobile Network Operator offers you the option of putting a PIN or a passcode on your account. Having one adds another layer of protection, another piece of information an attacker needs before they can compromise your Digital Identity]. That may not help against an insider threat, but obviously makes things more secure

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