SMS SECURITY CODES IS NO LONGER SAFE
Phishing SMS can open access for attackers to see all the contents of your phone, including access to messages. Messages on the phone are not encrypted between the sender and the recipient so it becomes easy for attackers to see the contents of the message.
SIM Swapping by an attacker pretending to be the customer, often using information gained from social media to answer security questions that the provider asks. If the attacker has knowledge of your personal details, it is easy for them to come prepared with the right answers. If the hacker has done the job well, it will succeed. The customer service representative will shift the victim’s number to the hacker’s SIM card
- Never click on hyperlinks that may appear in the message from unrecognize sender.
- Never give personal information over messages from unrecognize sender.
- Protect the physical device, using the facial recognition or fingerprint scanning options, along with a PIN.
- Protect the physical SIM, using PIN which have to enter every time you restart a device or remove a SIM.
- Avoid the kind of information often prompted by security questions, including birthdates, mother’s name.
- Wipe out the messages in you mailbox that don’t need to be there, including any with passcodes, PINs, phone number, and address.