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# 251296 18-Jun-2019 07:18
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I read the story below this morning and was wondering what protection Spark has against numbers being ported-out by scammers?

https://www.zdnet.com/article/sim-swap-horror-story-ive-lost-decades-of-data-and-google-wont-lift-a-finger/

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  # 2259900 18-Jun-2019 07:22
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You are usually required to be in-person at store with a photo ID and the original SIM card (if prepay).

 

Of course it is possible something like this could happen if you had a rogue sales person in store, doing a favour for a "friend".

 

SMS 2FA is not the best of second factors authentication type.





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  # 2260790 19-Jun-2019 11:10
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I recently ported my number from 2degress to Spark.

 

For them to port it, they needed my account number from 2dgrees (Pay-Monthly) or need the SIM number printed in your older SIM card (Pre-Paid).

 

So as long as that information is secure, I don't think anyone can port your number. 


 
 
 
 




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  # 2271728 8-Jul-2019 10:54
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freitasm:

 

You are usually required to be in-person at store with a photo ID and the original SIM card (if prepay).

 

Of course it is possible something like this could happen if you had a rogue sales person in store, doing a favour for a "friend".

 

SMS 2FA is not the best of second factors authentication type.

 

 

 

 

I have prepaid so good to know, thanks. I use Authy/Google Authenticator for 2FA, but have my 027 as the backup on my Google account and a couple services that only have SMS 2FA like Twitter.


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  # 2271729 8-Jul-2019 11:00
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RickD:

 

I have prepaid so good to know, thanks. I use Authy/Google Authenticator for 2FA, but have my 027 as the backup on my Google account and a couple services that only have SMS 2FA like Twitter.

 

 

Twitter has lots of 2FA: authenticator, SMS and hardware keys. You can have all three active in any account and use the one easier at the moment of login. I personally use Authy and a Yubikey.







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  # 2271786 8-Jul-2019 12:08
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freitasm:

 

Twitter has lots of 2FA: authenticator, SMS and hardware keys. 

 

 

I must be a few years behind... need to update that now.


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  # 2271810 8-Jul-2019 12:38
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freitasm:

 

Twitter has lots of 2FA: authenticator, SMS and hardware keys. You can have all three active in any account and use the one easier at the moment of login. I personally use Authy and a Yubikey.

 

 

I also use Authy. Mauricio, how do you use the Yubikey alongside Authy? Is to open Authy or in place of Authy at times?

 

Cheers, Matt.





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  # 2271813 8-Jul-2019 12:45
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freitasm:

 

You are usually required to be in-person at store with a photo ID and the original SIM card (if prepay).

 

Of course it is possible something like this could happen if you had a rogue sales person in store, doing a favour for a "friend".

 

SMS 2FA is not the best of second factors authentication type.

 

 

 

 

What do you mean 'if prepay'' are you saying prepay connections are treated more as a security priority  and they don't worry so much about the security of on On Account connections? 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2271814 8-Jul-2019 12:49
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This is exactly why all the providers require physical ID etc now days..

 

 

 

It's quite sad that it had to come down to that level of security honestly, because simswaps are a total pain!





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  # 2271818 8-Jul-2019 13:07
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Last I checked to port a postpay number just required information that is on the bill and a date of birth, both of which are hardly secret information.

 

When I asked vodafone about locking swaps and ports on my 2 factor phone the 3rd world call center didnt even understand.





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  # 2271819 8-Jul-2019 13:12
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Vodafone are suppose to ask for the customer's 4-digit pin.. 


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  # 2271899 8-Jul-2019 15:28
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hairy1:

 

freitasm:

 

Twitter has lots of 2FA: authenticator, SMS and hardware keys. You can have all three active in any account and use the one easier at the moment of login. I personally use Authy and a Yubikey.

 

 

I also use Authy. Mauricio, how do you use the Yubikey alongside Authy? Is to open Authy or in place of Authy at times?

 

Cheers, Matt.

 

 

When you login on Twitter it asks if you want to enter the code or change the method...





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