As always, if there is a problem, the free market will solve it. So the answer is YES!
As you know, phones have turned into surveillance devices that track us, watch us and record us. And Big Tech, governments and hackers use this information against us.
There are two sides to this problem, the phone itself, and the carrier that you use.
I have talked many times about how insecure your phone is, but your cell phone carrier may even pose a bigger threat than your phone itself. Why is this? Because your phone is one of the primary ways that you secure all of your online accounts.
What happens, for example, if you lost your password for your Twitter account? You simply click on the “Forgot Password” link, and they will text you a reset code to your phone. Enter that code in and you have just reset your password.
But what if the person who clicked on the “Forgot Password” wasn’t you? What if someone hijacked your phone number and then went to all of your different accounts and used this method to change your passwords? Instantly, the hacker could gain access to all of your accounts.
This is called a SIM Swap attack, and it’s one of the most common ways that hackers gain access to your accounts and steal your money.
The problem is that your carrier, such as ATT, Verizon, T-Mobile, etc only care about getting a sale and moving onto the next person. And if you call in for help, they want to fix your problem as quickly as possible so they can reduce their number of employees.
This is why I switched to a new service called Efani about 6 months ago. Their service is specifically designed to protect you from this type of attack, and more.
In order to explain the threat and the solution, I interviewed Mark Kreitzman from Efani. It’s a very informative video.
As I said, I’ve been using Efani for at least 6 months, and I love it. I also know that they are in the process of adding additional services, which will be available soon. Sign up here.
Some key points…
- Works on iPhones, Android phones, and de-Goggled phones.
- This is one of the easiest things you can do to get secure. All it entails is changing your carrier, and then Efani does the rest.
- Even if you are not yet ready to get a de-Googled phone, you should do this with the phone you use now.
- Their service is $99/m. No contract. This amount is instead of your current plan with your carrier, not in addition to it.
- This price includes global roaming data for free.
- When you sign up, you will be a customer of Efani, not of Verizon or ATT, etc. So Verizon, for example, will not have any of your data.
- But you can choose which network you want your service to be on. So if the Verizon network is better in your area, you can choose the Verizon network.
- They will send you a new SIM card.
- You can call them up and add even more layers of security at no charge if you want. So, for example, in addition to the many layers of security that they employ, you can tell them that you want to add a passphrase to your account that you have to tell them verbally before they allow the phone number to be switched to a new phone.
Please let me know if you have any questions down below.
I will have Mark on again in the future to talk about any new features they introduce.
Note: We do receive a small affiliate commission if you follow the above link, but this in no way influences our decision on whether to recommend the service or not. I use the service and I like it, so I recommend it.