Underground online dating guide version 09

Several of the mobile companies referred me to the work of a Mobile Authentication task force created by the carriers last fall.

“ “We’re not providing specific metrics, but it’s been enough that we felt it was important to encourage customers to add extra security features to their accounts.” In a blog post published Tuesday, AT&T said bad guys sometimes use illegal porting to steal your phone number, transfer the number to a device they control and intercept text authentication messages from your bank, credit card issuer or other companies.

T-Mobile suggests adding its port validation feature to all accounts.

To do this, call 611 from your T-Mobile phone or dial 1-800-937-8997 from any phone.

Once in control of the mobile number, thieves can request any second factor that is sent to the newly activated device, such as a one-time code sent via text message or or an automated call that reads the one-time code aloud.

In these cases, the fraudsters can call a customer service specialist at a mobile provider and pose as the target, providing the mark’s static identifiers like name, date of birth, social security number and other information.

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