Getting from the the frying pan too Google’s fire

An Atlantic video suggests avoiding a SIM-swap commandeering of your mobile phone number by getting a Google Voice number and giving that out as your number instead of the real number. In other words, if people don’t know your phone number, they can’t commandeer it through a SIM swap.

But what if you fear Google’s surveillance capitalism more than you fear a possible SIM swap? I won’t even use Google Authenticator for two-factor authentication, using Authy instead.

May 21, 2019

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