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The Telecom Digest for Wed, 25 Sep 2019
Volume 38 : Issue 268 : "text" format

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What Verizon, AT&T, Sprint & T-Mobile are doing to prevent SIM card swappingBill Horne
History: Western Union microwave network, 1965HAncock4
Australia uses new technology to catch drivers on phones Monty Solomon
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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20190924144808.GA677@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2019 14:48:08 +0000 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: What Verizon, AT&T, Sprint & T-Mobile are doing to prevent SIM card swapping By Craig Johnson SIM card swapping is a major problem for cell phone users. It involves a criminal transferring your mobile account information, including your phone number, from your SIM card to a different one. Once they take control, crooks can gain access to your account and pretend to be you. Even without your passwords, they can pull money from your accounts by accessing password reset codes that are often sent as a text message to your phone. https://clark.com/cell-phones/sim-card-swapping/ -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <4c39ff9f-c576-4c5a-82ea-e9497d2cdeeb@googlegroups.com> Date: 23 Sep 2019 11:56:33 -0700 From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: History: Western Union microwave network, 1965 Article in Railway signals describing the microwave network for broadband transmission Western Union was building. https://books.google.com/books?id=2RJCAQAAIAAJ&dq=telephony%201950&pg=RA2-PA17#v=onepage&q&f=false You may scroll through the rest of the issue. This is more modern (1965) than the other issues recently posted here. Numerous multiplex carrier and microwave ads and articles. Also an ad for RCA's Vidicon TV camera tube. https://books.google.com/books?id=2RJCAQAAIAAJ&dq=telephony%201950&pg=RA3-PA35#v=onepage&q&f=false There's an ad for highway railway crossing warning bell made of aluminum. Ironic since today such gongs are electronic. https://books.google.com/books?id=2RJCAQAAIAAJ&dq=telephony%201950&pg=RA1-PA48#v=onepage&q&f=false Stromberg Carlson ad comparing its various telephone switching systems to a glass of water vs. a large dam. https://books.google.com/books?id=2RJCAQAAIAAJ&dq=telephony%201950&pg=RA8-PA4#v=onepage&q&f=false An ad for the Kleinschmidt model 311 teleprinter. https://books.google.com/books?id=2RJCAQAAIAAJ&dq=telephony%201950&pg=PA70#v=onepage&q&f=false ------------------------------ Message-ID: <C888E57D-AC46-4EF4-B9AB-FB9D7192A2E2@roscom.com> Date: 24 Sep 2019 03:01:26 -0400 From: "Monty Solomon" <monty@roscom.com> Subject: Australia uses new technology to catch drivers on phones CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - An Australian state is attempting to persuade people to put down their smartphones while driving by rolling out cameras to prosecute distracted motorists. New South Wales Roads Minister Andrew Constance said Monday that Australia's most populous state is the first jurisdiction in the world to use such technology to punish drivers distracted by social media, text messages or phone calls. https://apnews.com/421bdbd1fac644739529fb1ed0a6fd0f ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Wed, 25 Sep 2019
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