2FA-beating SIM swap attacks still too far too easy, warn researchers

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A successful SIM swap attempt enables hackers to hijack user's online accounts. Image by Andrew Becks via Pixabay.
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A successful SIM swap attempt enables hackers to hijack user's online accounts. Image by Andrew Becks via Pixabay.

Thirty-nine out of 50 SIM swap attempts by US-based researchers proved successful

Two-factor authentication security based on text messaging remains wide open to SIM swapping attacks, researchers at Princeton University have warned. SIM swapping is a type of fraud in which attackers...

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