Text-message hack shows why you need one of these apps

Bill Mount

A recent story illustrates how unsafe SMS text messages, and phone numbers in general, are when used as forms of identification.  Vice News reporter Joseph Cox worked with a white-hat hacker to demonstrate how easy it was to reroute SMS text messages intended for Cox’s T-Mobile phone to a different […]

A recent story illustrates how unsafe SMS text messages, and phone numbers in general, are when used as forms of identification. 

Vice News reporter Joseph Cox worked with a white-hat hacker to demonstrate how easy it was to reroute SMS text messages intended for Cox’s T-Mobile phone to a different phone number controlled by the hacker. Cox never got the texts at all, nor did he get any notifications on his phone that the texts were being redirected.

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