Why SMS Authentication Isn’t Secure

Have you ever fallen victim to identity theft? Did your Facebook get hacked or you noticed a few transactions on your account that definitely weren’t you? If you have, you’re certainly not alone according to The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network, one in five Australians will fall victim to this practice in their lifetimes.

We spoke about the most common identity theft -mobile number porting or sim swapping. It’s already happened more than 8,000 times this year. So, what is it? And how can you prevent it from happening to you? Dr John Selby an expert on cyber security, a lecturer with the Macquarie Business School joined us to break it down.

For more details, you can read ‘Scam Slam: How to keep identity thefts at bay‘ from Macquarie University’s publication The Lighthouse.

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