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Security breach??

I walked into the room and picked up my phone. When I unlocked the screen it was a notification from the AT&T Transfer app stating "transfer complete".. I don't have a lock on my phone. I live simply and in the country. I'm nobody special with nothing to hide. So why or how could this happen, and how could it effect me? Any input is appreciated..

 

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@Cjesse wrote:

I walked into the room and picked up my phone. When I unlocked the screen it was a notification from the AT&T Transfer app stating "transfer complete".. I don't have a lock on my phone. I live simply and in the country. I'm nobody special with nothing to hide. So why or how could this happen, and how could it effect me? Any input is appreciated..

Do you think the lock would have protected you? If you have no protection on your phone, I'm concerned what kind of passwords you use on-line...

 

Regardless, I'm sure you leave the house occasionally. It's time to turn it on.  

 

 

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According to the app instructions, the other device must be on the same wifi network and a security code from the “from” phone must be entered into the “to” phone. To me, that says someone must have access to both your phone and your WiFi network.

  1. Connect your old phone and new phone to your Wi-Fi network. Then open up the AT&T Mobile Transfer app.
    • On your old phone: "From this phone" will pop up on the screen. Select it and follow the steps until you see a barcode code. You'll need it to make the transfer.
    •  On your new phone: when "To this phone" shows up on your screen, select it and follow the steps until you see a barcode reader.
  2. Scan the code on your old phone with the code reader on your new phone. This links both devices. Now follow the steps to transfer your info and you're done!
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