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FCC Revokes China Telecom’s License to Operate in U.S.

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: October 26, 2021 @ 4:59 pm, by raindog308

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted today to kick China Telecom out of the US, revoking their license to operate.  China Telecom has 60 days to cease operations. According to the press release, the FCC decided that China Telecom “is subject to exploitation, influence, and control by the Chinese government and is highly likely to […]

The Syniverse Hack: Why Using SMS for 2FA is a Bad Idea

Tags: , , , , , , , , Date/Time: October 5, 2021 @ 7:31 pm, by raindog308

Security gurus have suggested for years that relying on SMS for two-factor authentication is a bad idea.   Reasons include Your phone may be stolen Many people allow SMS messages to be displayed on lock screens Your phone can be SIM-cloned People inside your phone carrier may have access to your text messages But here’s a […]