A few aspects of the scam are important to understand.
- This enabled unknown identities to be used by organized crime, going well beyond the simple use of prepaid.
- The undocumented numbers added to cost to the base for the coverage.
- It supported a black market for stolen phones.
My biggest point about this issue is once again the backdoor of Security is the weakest link. The other day I was with a friend who is working on a security audit system. He wanted me to see the value of his system in priortizing the fixes. I told him that it was good to see the links of the system and to get a report. His solution was cheaper than an external audit and he could find a market, but the reality was that the internal breaches always outweigh the external in my mind.
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