Imagine the following.
All over sudden, your mobile phone has no network reception anymore.
Then you cannot access your personal emails anymore.
The next day, your telco provider gives you a new SIM card.
A short while later, your mobile phone again has no network reception anymore.
The next day, your telco provider replaces your phone´s SIM card. Upon checking more thoroughly, they find out that your mobile phone has actually been used yesterday, about 1,000km away from your place. But your mobile phone was not there.
Then you become suspicious.
The Shocking Truth
Upon returning back home you discover that your Bitcoin account has been depleted.
Despite all 2-factor authentication methods that you have applied for restoring passwords.
This can happen to you, today!
You don`t believe me?
This is not nonsense, please believe me. I am a certified crypto technology patent attorney.
Call to Action
What follows will take about one hour of your worktime.
Open a new email account that you use only for restoring passwords and for nothing else.
Then access each one of your online services and replace the restoration email address.
Use online authenticators or even better a hardware authenticator as described here https://www.kaspersky.com/blog/2fa-practical-guide/24219/
If you have not yet done so: use a mobile vault for your passwords as I have earlier described here https://ip-lawyer-tools.com/save-valuable-time-with-this-internet-password-manager-program/
And use smart passwords as I have earlier described here https://ip-lawyer-tools.com/here-are-the-three-most-common-mistakes-with-internet-passwords/
And if your mobile phone is suddenly out of service, immediately remove the “restore password via SMS” option from your most valuable online contents.
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Martin “Security” Schweiger