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Wireless companies are finally taking security seriously

Among the dozens of exciting ways to get hacked these days, none are more dangerous than the SIM port-out. Consumers have increasingly started using two-factor authentication to secure everything from Facebook to bank accounts, and often the 2FA security code is sent via a text message. So criminals are following the system, and persuading cell companies via a little social engineering to port out people's numbers to a different company, putting control of the victim's cell number -- and thus any authentication text messages -- in the hands of the criminals.
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