Comments on “Copper
Pietz Prove@gopietz · Media Computer Science Student
sounds pretty cool. may somebody from the copper team walk me through the szenario if my phone is stolen. maybe from my own standpoint as well as from a thiefs perpective. thanks.
Andrew Crookston@acr · Co-founder Throwdown Labs
@gopietz not copper team but this is probably one of the first things you want to do even if you have/don't have copper: get hold of your phone company, tell them to block the sim-card / phone and issue a new sim-card to you (with your existing number).
doug williams@dougw · founder @withcopper
@gopietz if your phone is stolen, and you aren't protecting your phone with a password or Touch ID, then you are going to have problems with a service like Copper, which uses your exclusive access to your text messages to verify your identity. But then again, if you haven't locked your phone, a bad actor would presumably have access to your apps, and your em… See more
Pietz Prove@gopietz · Media Computer Science Student
@dougw thank you for the reply. Lets say the phone is locked and the thief has access to the phone number. (Im not sure if an attacker could identify the phone number from a locked phone) wouldn't that also be a problem since the lock screen shows the texts? Also, how could I log in while my phone is gone? It takes some time until my provider can send me … See more
doug williams@dougw · founder @withcopper
@gopietz if you lose the keys to your house with address attached, that's a problem. Similarly, if you leave your phone unlocked or messages visible without unlocking, then you've left yourself open to a similar risk on the digital side. Most people lock their devices and messages now as our phones become central command for our lives, and we're leaning into… See more
Danqing Liu@danqing_liu · 🐠
@dougw The problem here I think is that for copper, even if my phone is locked and everything, a thief can still take out the SIM card and put it into another phone, access the phone number and then everything else. Apps are tied to a device, but phone numbers are tied to SIM cards. Another (minor) issue is international travel.
Pietz Prove@gopietz · Media Computer Science Student
@dougw don't get me wrong. I'm totally with you on getting rid of passwords. They're annoying. They have another more serious problem: they are a security risk in the hands of stupid people, aka password123. Part of your reasing sounds like solving one problem by introducing the same problem in another way. I don't think that most people will understand … See more