Ukraine’s Security Service announced that it had disrupted a Russian operation that sent 5,000 messages to police and military officers asking to defect and surrender.
Many sites force users to verify their identity with a phone number. Scammers turn to services like 5SIM where they can rent a phone number for pennies.
Researchers found telcos are implementing the successor to SMS in ways that make text messages more vulnerable.
Read the service notice that explains why old text messages suddenly showed up on people’s phones this week.
Several people reported receiving old, random texts in the middle of the night.
This could make people think twice about using a phone number to secure their account at all.
Verizon’s new fees on app to phone long code messages was designed to counter robotexts, not stop teachers from assigning homework.
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