One minute, you’re using your phone as normal. The next minute, you lose cell service. “No SIM,” a message in the top left corner reads. You’re confused. You grab your computer, and try to login to your email. The password has been changed. Same with your Facebook. Your phone rings, apparently switched back on. On the other side the hacker who has been successful in SIM hijacking, tells you that he’s stolen your phone number and your accounts, and that he’ll give them back if you send him Bitcoin.
– The Verge
Tips for keeping your accounts protected from SIM Hijacking and other techniques this holiday season
Manage Your Users
Lock It Up
This is a very simple way to protect your account from attacks like SIM hijacking. The greatest challenge is figuring out which IP addresses to use. You are allowed to add up to 5 static IP addresses that will determine which computers and computer networks are able to access your account.
If you are not familiar with network settings our domain specialists will be happy to help you. The last thing we want is for you to accidentally lock yourself out!
Add Another Factor
In conclusion – it’s quite frankly terrifying what hackers have the ability to do. If you are interested in learning more about SIM hijacking we highly suggest this very thrilling Reply All podcast episode on the matter. But in practice, prevention is the best precaution. Check-up on your account regularly, change your password every few months, and follow the tips above to secure your account for success this holiday season.