Several tech companies are still allowing SIM swappers hijack accounts


Earlier this year, researchers at Princeton University found 17 major companies, among them Amazon, Paypal, Venmo, Blizzard, Adobe, eBay, Snapchat, and Yahoo, allowed users to reset their passwords via text message sent to a phone number associated with their accounts. This means that if a hacker takes control of a victim’s cellphone number via a common and tragically easy to perform hack known as SIM swapping, they can then hack into the victim’s online accounts with these apps and websites.

Yikes, and the carriers still aren't doing jack about this. Shameful really.