SIM-swap attack, iPad OS, Mate X delay, Pixel 4 reveal (MobileTechRoundup show #472)

A week from hell started when a hacker took over my SIM card and Google account and it continues today. Hopefully, this podcast serves as a PSA to prepare for an account takeover and lock down your cloud services as much as possible.
Written by Matthew Miller, Contributing Writer

I started out last week with a rude awakening late at night as my Twitter and Google accounts were taken over after my SIM card/phone number was stolen even though my SIM remained in my iPhone XS. I describe on of the worst weeks I've had in a long time on MobileTechRoundup show #472 with Kevin offering up some precautions for all to take. While I had two-factor authentication enabled, a cell phone text message isn't always the best means of this secondary authentication.

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  • SIM hacks and the implications on a Google account
  • iPadOS first impressions: Can it replace a laptop?
  • Huawei Mate X delayed until at least Septebmer
  • Pixel 4 un-leaked by Google
  • Google Stadia details
  • Celeron Pixel Slate is no more

Running time: 79 minutes

Stay tuned for the full written story of my crazy adventures this week as I hope my experiences and lessons learned help some of you protect yourself and raise awareness about what can happen online.

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