Adding my voice here too. I honestly can't believe that Paypal thinks this is a security feature. This is a convenience feature at best and it should be disabled by default. They are handling our credit card numbers and other bank / personal info. It's all just a SIM swap away from being taken over. My god. I wish Brian Krebs would write an article on this. Why PayPal?? Why?? Who is advising you on security best practices??? This is crazy. SIM Swapping is a very real problem and you've just opened the door wide open to it. I'm going to spend one week from today trying to get this disabled. if it can't be done there's no choice but to delete my account. Sucks.. I actually use PayPal and have liked it ... up until now.
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