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Security alert: SMS based 2FA is highly vulnerable in the USA

I’ve seen a few references to this Vice article about SIM hijacking over the last few days.

It is stupidly easy to do, thanks to the lackadaisical/non-existent consumer protections put in place by the FCC.

While we wait for better regulation, what do we do to protect our most important accounts? I already use the Authy app for my most critical accounts, and will likely start moving any SMS 2FA logins to that or my Yubikey over the next few weeks.