Comcast set mobile pins to “0000,” helping attackers steal phone numbers | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Comcast set mobile pins to “0000,” helping attackers steal phone numbers

A bad security decision by Comcast on the company's mobile phone service made it easier for attackers to port victims' cell phone numbers to different carriers.

Comcast in 2017 launched Xfinity Mobile, a cellular service that uses the Verizon Wireless network and Comcast Wi-Fi hotspots. Comcast has signed up 1.2 million mobile subscribers but took a shortcut in the system that lets users switch from Comcast to other carriers.

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