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How Number Recycling Threatens Your Privacy Online

There’s a lot to think about when you or your employees get new mobile phones — plans, hardware, cost. But one thing many people don’t think about is number recycling, a common practice among providers. Take a look at how it enables some of the lesser-known cell phone cyberattacks.

What Can Someone Do with My Phone Number?

Many readers have heard of a SIM swap scam before. It’s a type of social engineering attack where a malicious actor attempts to gain control of a victim’s mobile phone number. They do this by calling up a mobile phone carrier and pretending to be the victim.

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