Why SMS 2FA is insecure & why you shouldn’t give out your mobile number

  1. Why you shouldn’t give out your mobile number freely, to anybody.
  2. How SIM swaps actually happen.
  3. What is a better way of securing yourself online
https://twitter.com/zooko/status/1134957114311335936
One of the data breaches that show up in the results

Are you scared? You should be!

All it takes is a little social engineering and the “security” is totally void.

So what can be done about this?

Two things come to mind:

  1. Don’t use your cellphone for 2FA. It’s not secure and can’t be trusted. If you must, for, say, a single exchange, don’t re-use your mobile number. Get a burner mobile. Alternatively, just use a better exchange.
  2. Use Digi-ID by DigiByte. It’s far safer and removes many of the incentives to ever even attempt SIM-jacking.
  • We know SMS-2FA is insecure
  • We know we shouldn’t use it
  • We know there are far better, safer, faster, and more secure alternatives
Sign in to ChangeAngel with Digi-ID / AntumID
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Josiah Spackman

Josiah Spackman

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I write interesting things about cryptocurrency, especially DigiByte