Tuesday, March 06, 2018

"Porting" of smartphones seems to undermine 2-step verification

Smart phone holders may now need to add a port validation feature to their accounts.  At this moment, I’m not sure how you do this. 
Marshall Zelinger at 9News in Denver reports on several cases of cell phone number theft by “porting” with subsequent theft of bank accounts even with 2-step verification.
One case in detail with MetroPCS and a T-mobile was described in detail.  It appears that the customer got his money back but lost a day of work and plans to sue T-mobile.
It’s not clear how the C-number porting was done so easily.  This story needs to be followed.

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