Preventing SIM Card Swap Attack

SIM card attacks are increasing by fooling support or customer service into transferring phone numbers to the attacker’s own SIM card. The result is he owns your phone number and a good part of the rest of your life contained within your phone. The problem is not something the owner can easily prevent since it happens at the company level outside the phone owner’s control.

This is a must read for knowing what the creeps are doing or attempting to do with this hacking tool. Republic users should be thankful we are not connected with one of the large mobile phone providers who seem to be easily fooled.

The way Republic handles phone numbers I believe their users are immune this this sort of attack.

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Oh, yeah, until you mentioned it I forgot about the number we use for our phone and the number Republic uses.

Republic also now makes you use a pin on your account.

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