Phone Hacking

The first article is probably relevant here. The second is interesting. Both are quite long and very enlightening. RW may be aware but what can they do about the risk?

Hackers Are Hijacking Phone Numbers And Breaking Into Email, Bank Accounts: How To Protect Yourself

Hackers Have Stolen Millions Of Dollars In Bitcoin – Using Only Phone Numbers

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People steal things. People have always stolen things. People who steal things are always working to be more sophisticated than the ways we stop them from stealing things. Rocks replaced sticks, Spears replaced rocks, bows and arrows replace Spears, guns replace bows and arrows , drones replace guns, and so on and so forth forever.

The best weapon in all cases is common sense. Don’t give private information when you don’t need to, use strong passwords, realize the IRS and Microsoft don’t call you on the phone asking for personal information, you’ll never get an email from PayPal asking you to go to a website and put in your password, your bank will never send you an email asking you to confirm your personal information, you shouldn’t open that email that purports to come from your buddy and has a power point attached to it which has all the hottest pictures of insert celebrity name here, and so on and so forth.

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The articles actually point to phone provider vulnerabilities and responsibilities in view of the growing trend. They even suggest that solutions from those sources will not happen soon. It’s definitely worth the time for RW to look into the problem and the risk.

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