SIM Card Switch Breaks Two-Factor Authentication

June 25, 2014

Banks often use out-of-band authentication (that is confirming the access of someone online or at an ATM by texting a temporary PIN code to their mobile device), but criminals in India have found away to outsmart that.

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High-Tech Traffic Lights Prove Valuable to Thieves

June 24, 2014

Thieves in Johannesburg, South Africa have been racking up thousands in unauthorized charges by making phone calls using stolen SIM cards. But these aren't pick-pockets swiping cell phones from unsuspecting victims. These SIM cards come from a much less expected source--wireless traffic lights.

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