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I 'Hacked' My Accounts Using My Mobile Number: Here's What I Learned
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CharlotteSmithAG,
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11/23/2019 | 3:04:19 AM
Re: Common Sense always rules out
Looking forward to more details regarding it
tdsan
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tdsan,
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11/21/2019 | 1:32:31 PM
Re: Common Sense always rules out

One thing I didn't elaborate on in the article is that both my Pixel and Apple phones' default settings with notifications 'turned on' reveal the first line of a text on the notifications screen. [The onetime code comes through usually since it's in the first line].

I do believe it is less user-error and more of a structural/endemic vulnerability, since the presumption is that a majority of users will leave their phones on the default setting. [Please correct if I'm wrong about that - it's possible that the default for notifications varies for different versions of different mobile phones]
  • Interesting point, so from a technical and security standpoint, most individuals will install certain security tools (controls) to ensure or reduce the chances of it being compromised. A number of security individuals verify the patches are up-to-date, install Antivirus, HIDS, Firewall and other mechanisms (checks and balances). The same should apply to the phone, it is not any different since the operating system is based on Linux or Linux variant. So in this case you may be wrong about that, they give you the box but it is up to you on how to fill it. We should apply the same principles to the phone as we do the computer.

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