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Blockchain technology is about to transform every trust-based interaction of our lives, from financial services to identity, from health care to our Internet of Things devices. In this podcast, host Laura Shin talks with industry pioneers across tech, financial services, health care, government and other sectors about how the blockchain and cryptocurrency will open up new opportunities for incumbents, startups and everyday people to interact more efficiently, directly and globally.

Jul 16, 2019

Rich Sanders, cofounder and chief security officer of CipherBlade, and Harry Denley, director of security of, discuss the phone porting phenomenon: who's behind these thefts, how they perpetrate them, who is targeted, how to recognize the signs you're a victim and how to the hackers are adapting to people protecting themselves. They cover how you can protect yourself, which accounts to protect, what kinds of email addresses and numbers to set up, how to set them up, how to separate them from anything valuable, and which two-factor authentication methods could work instead. Plus, they go over how to report a theft, to whom you should report, and what information to include.

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The SIM Swapping Bible:

My Forbes story covering the phone hijacking phenomenon:

Michael Terpin, awarded $75 million in case after losing $24 million in crypto:

Cody Brown who lost $8,000 on Coinbase due to a phone hijacking:

BitGo engineer losing his money via SIM porting: