"Advertisements"
SEARCH THIS SITE
SEARCH THIS SITE FOR HOUSE DESIGN, OVERSEAS FILIPINO NEWS, FREE ONLINE STUDIES, CASH LOANS and BANK LOANS, PROPERTY FOR SALE, HOUSE AND LOT, FORECLOSED, CARS FOR SALE and anything beneficial for the Filipinos at home and abroad

Saturday, May 06, 2017

OFWs In Saudi Arabia Are Now Limited To Having Only Two SIM Cards

Saudi Arabia has imposed limits on the number of prepaid SIM cards registered for citizens and foreigners, restrictions that the regulator said aim to prevent the use of cards in carrying out militant attacks in the kingdom.  This move also comes after a massive nationwide campaign of sim card verification by linking each sim card to the fingerprint of its owner. Millions of foreign residents, including the hundreds of thousands of OFWs, are now limited to two prepaid SIM cards across all operators. The limit applies to both voice (call) and data (internet) lines in a country where a majority of expats rely on data SIMs for Internet. Saudis are restricted to a more generous amount of 10 prepaid SIM cards.  Expats who have more than two sim cards which are already verified, will not be affected and will be allowed to keep their existing sim cards. They will not however be able to buy and register a new sim card in their name, until the authorities lift the limits.  “This is considered a temporary procedure to correct and remedy the large number of illegal SIM cards in the market,” the Communications and Information Technology Commission, Saudi Arabia’s telecommunications regulator, said in a statement.  "Illegal SIM cards have been used to carry out terrorist operations and other acts harmful to national security." they further said. The move is likely to hit telecom firms which are already going through a tough time.  Shares in Mobily and  Zain have went down. The kingdom's largets network, Saudi Telecom Company slashed a portion of its profits.  The move will also likely raise the ire of consumers since it is the latest in a string of decisions in which consumers have been forced to wait in long lines just to verify their information and submit their fingerprint.  A few months back, mobile service providers have also scaled-back their unlimited internet plans, thereby raising internet costs to consumers. This happened even as increasing number of data-sim users are complaining of slow internet speeds due to network congestion.

Saudi Arabia has imposed limits on the number of prepaid SIM cards registered for citizens and foreigners, restrictions that the regulator said aim to prevent the use of cards in carrying out militant attacks in the kingdom.
Saudi Arabia has imposed limits on the number of prepaid SIM cards registered for citizens and foreigners, restrictions that the regulator said aim to prevent the use of cards in carrying out militant attacks in the kingdom.  This move also comes after a massive nationwide campaign of sim card verification by linking each sim card to the fingerprint of its owner. Millions of foreign residents, including the hundreds of thousands of OFWs, are now limited to two prepaid SIM cards across all operators. The limit applies to both voice (call) and data (internet) lines in a country where a majority of expats rely on data SIMs for Internet. Saudis are restricted to a more generous amount of 10 prepaid SIM cards.  Expats who have more than two sim cards which are already verified, will not be affected and will be allowed to keep their existing sim cards. They will not however be able to buy and register a new sim card in their name, until the authorities lift the limits.  “This is considered a temporary procedure to correct and remedy the large number of illegal SIM cards in the market,” the Communications and Information Technology Commission, Saudi Arabia’s telecommunications regulator, said in a statement.  "Illegal SIM cards have been used to carry out terrorist operations and other acts harmful to national security." they further said. The move is likely to hit telecom firms which are already going through a tough time.  Shares in Mobily and  Zain have went down. The kingdom's largets network, Saudi Telecom Company slashed a portion of its profits.  The move will also likely raise the ire of consumers since it is the latest in a string of decisions in which consumers have been forced to wait in long lines just to verify their information and submit their fingerprint.  A few months back, mobile service providers have also scaled-back their unlimited internet plans, thereby raising internet costs to consumers. This happened even as increasing number of data-sim users are complaining of slow internet speeds due to network congestion.

This move also comes after a massive nationwide campaign of sim card verification by linking each sim card to the fingerprint of its owner.
Saudi Arabia has imposed limits on the number of prepaid SIM cards registered for citizens and foreigners, restrictions that the regulator said aim to prevent the use of cards in carrying out militant attacks in the kingdom.  This move also comes after a massive nationwide campaign of sim card verification by linking each sim card to the fingerprint of its owner. Millions of foreign residents, including the hundreds of thousands of OFWs, are now limited to two prepaid SIM cards across all operators. The limit applies to both voice (call) and data (internet) lines in a country where a majority of expats rely on data SIMs for Internet. Saudis are restricted to a more generous amount of 10 prepaid SIM cards.  Expats who have more than two sim cards which are already verified, will not be affected and will be allowed to keep their existing sim cards. They will not however be able to buy and register a new sim card in their name, until the authorities lift the limits.  “This is considered a temporary procedure to correct and remedy the large number of illegal SIM cards in the market,” the Communications and Information Technology Commission, Saudi Arabia’s telecommunications regulator, said in a statement.  "Illegal SIM cards have been used to carry out terrorist operations and other acts harmful to national security." they further said. The move is likely to hit telecom firms which are already going through a tough time.  Shares in Mobily and  Zain have went down. The kingdom's largets network, Saudi Telecom Company slashed a portion of its profits.  The move will also likely raise the ire of consumers since it is the latest in a string of decisions in which consumers have been forced to wait in long lines just to verify their information and submit their fingerprint.  A few months back, mobile service providers have also scaled-back their unlimited internet plans, thereby raising internet costs to consumers. This happened even as increasing number of data-sim users are complaining of slow internet speeds due to network congestion.








Millions of foreign residents, including the hundreds of thousands of OFWs, are now limited to two prepaid SIM cards across all operatorsThe limit applies to both voice (call) and data (internet) lines in a country where a majority of expats rely on data SIMs for Internet. Saudis are restricted to a more generous amount of 10 prepaid SIM cards.
Saudi Arabia has imposed limits on the number of prepaid SIM cards registered for citizens and foreigners, restrictions that the regulator said aim to prevent the use of cards in carrying out militant attacks in the kingdom.  This move also comes after a massive nationwide campaign of sim card verification by linking each sim card to the fingerprint of its owner. Millions of foreign residents, including the hundreds of thousands of OFWs, are now limited to two prepaid SIM cards across all operators. The limit applies to both voice (call) and data (internet) lines in a country where a majority of expats rely on data SIMs for Internet. Saudis are restricted to a more generous amount of 10 prepaid SIM cards.  Expats who have more than two sim cards which are already verified, will not be affected and will be allowed to keep their existing sim cards. They will not however be able to buy and register a new sim card in their name, until the authorities lift the limits.  “This is considered a temporary procedure to correct and remedy the large number of illegal SIM cards in the market,” the Communications and Information Technology Commission, Saudi Arabia’s telecommunications regulator, said in a statement.  "Illegal SIM cards have been used to carry out terrorist operations and other acts harmful to national security." they further said. The move is likely to hit telecom firms which are already going through a tough time.  Shares in Mobily and  Zain have went down. The kingdom's largets network, Saudi Telecom Company slashed a portion of its profits.  The move will also likely raise the ire of consumers since it is the latest in a string of decisions in which consumers have been forced to wait in long lines just to verify their information and submit their fingerprint.  A few months back, mobile service providers have also scaled-back their unlimited internet plans, thereby raising internet costs to consumers. This happened even as increasing number of data-sim users are complaining of slow internet speeds due to network congestion.

Expats who have more than two sim cards which are already verified, will not be affected and will be allowed to keep their existing sim cards. They will not however be able to buy and register a new sim card in their name, until the authorities lift the limits.
Saudi Arabia has imposed limits on the number of prepaid SIM cards registered for citizens and foreigners, restrictions that the regulator said aim to prevent the use of cards in carrying out militant attacks in the kingdom.  This move also comes after a massive nationwide campaign of sim card verification by linking each sim card to the fingerprint of its owner. Millions of foreign residents, including the hundreds of thousands of OFWs, are now limited to two prepaid SIM cards across all operators. The limit applies to both voice (call) and data (internet) lines in a country where a majority of expats rely on data SIMs for Internet. Saudis are restricted to a more generous amount of 10 prepaid SIM cards.  Expats who have more than two sim cards which are already verified, will not be affected and will be allowed to keep their existing sim cards. They will not however be able to buy and register a new sim card in their name, until the authorities lift the limits.  “This is considered a temporary procedure to correct and remedy the large number of illegal SIM cards in the market,” the Communications and Information Technology Commission, Saudi Arabia’s telecommunications regulator, said in a statement.  "Illegal SIM cards have been used to carry out terrorist operations and other acts harmful to national security." they further said. The move is likely to hit telecom firms which are already going through a tough time.  Shares in Mobily and  Zain have went down. The kingdom's largets network, Saudi Telecom Company slashed a portion of its profits.  The move will also likely raise the ire of consumers since it is the latest in a string of decisions in which consumers have been forced to wait in long lines just to verify their information and submit their fingerprint.  A few months back, mobile service providers have also scaled-back their unlimited internet plans, thereby raising internet costs to consumers. This happened even as increasing number of data-sim users are complaining of slow internet speeds due to network congestion.

“This is considered a temporary procedure to correct and remedy the large number of illegal SIM cards in the market,” the Communications and Information Technology Commission, Saudi Arabia’s telecommunications regulator, said in a statement.

"Illegal SIM cards have been used to carry out terrorist operations and other acts harmful to national security." they further said.
Saudi Arabia has imposed limits on the number of prepaid SIM cards registered for citizens and foreigners, restrictions that the regulator said aim to prevent the use of cards in carrying out militant attacks in the kingdom.  This move also comes after a massive nationwide campaign of sim card verification by linking each sim card to the fingerprint of its owner. Millions of foreign residents, including the hundreds of thousands of OFWs, are now limited to two prepaid SIM cards across all operators. The limit applies to both voice (call) and data (internet) lines in a country where a majority of expats rely on data SIMs for Internet. Saudis are restricted to a more generous amount of 10 prepaid SIM cards.  Expats who have more than two sim cards which are already verified, will not be affected and will be allowed to keep their existing sim cards. They will not however be able to buy and register a new sim card in their name, until the authorities lift the limits.  “This is considered a temporary procedure to correct and remedy the large number of illegal SIM cards in the market,” the Communications and Information Technology Commission, Saudi Arabia’s telecommunications regulator, said in a statement.  "Illegal SIM cards have been used to carry out terrorist operations and other acts harmful to national security." they further said. The move is likely to hit telecom firms which are already going through a tough time.  Shares in Mobily and  Zain have went down. The kingdom's largets network, Saudi Telecom Company slashed a portion of its profits.  The move will also likely raise the ire of consumers since it is the latest in a string of decisions in which consumers have been forced to wait in long lines just to verify their information and submit their fingerprint.  A few months back, mobile service providers have also scaled-back their unlimited internet plans, thereby raising internet costs to consumers. This happened even as increasing number of data-sim users are complaining of slow internet speeds due to network congestion.



The move is likely to hit telecom firms which are already going through a tough time.

Shares in Mobily and  Zain have went down. The kingdom's largets network, Saudi Telecom Company slashed a portion of its profits.

The move will also likely raise the ire of consumers since it is the latest in a string of decisions in which consumers have been forced to wait in long lines just to verify their information and submit their fingerprint.
Saudi Arabia has imposed limits on the number of prepaid SIM cards registered for citizens and foreigners, restrictions that the regulator said aim to prevent the use of cards in carrying out militant attacks in the kingdom.  This move also comes after a massive nationwide campaign of sim card verification by linking each sim card to the fingerprint of its owner. Millions of foreign residents, including the hundreds of thousands of OFWs, are now limited to two prepaid SIM cards across all operators. The limit applies to both voice (call) and data (internet) lines in a country where a majority of expats rely on data SIMs for Internet. Saudis are restricted to a more generous amount of 10 prepaid SIM cards.  Expats who have more than two sim cards which are already verified, will not be affected and will be allowed to keep their existing sim cards. They will not however be able to buy and register a new sim card in their name, until the authorities lift the limits.  “This is considered a temporary procedure to correct and remedy the large number of illegal SIM cards in the market,” the Communications and Information Technology Commission, Saudi Arabia’s telecommunications regulator, said in a statement.  "Illegal SIM cards have been used to carry out terrorist operations and other acts harmful to national security." they further said. The move is likely to hit telecom firms which are already going through a tough time.  Shares in Mobily and  Zain have went down. The kingdom's largets network, Saudi Telecom Company slashed a portion of its profits.  The move will also likely raise the ire of consumers since it is the latest in a string of decisions in which consumers have been forced to wait in long lines just to verify their information and submit their fingerprint.  A few months back, mobile service providers have also scaled-back their unlimited internet plans, thereby raising internet costs to consumers. This happened even as increasing number of data-sim users are complaining of slow internet speeds due to network congestion.

A few months back, mobile service providers have also scaled-back their unlimited internet plans, thereby raising internet costs to consumers. This happened even as increasing number of data-sim users are complaining of slow internet speeds due to network congestion.




ATM Skimming - How To Protect Your Savings
ATM Skimming is a modus operandi where criminals use an “ATM skimmer” - a malicious device attached to an ATM - to steal your money. When you use a compromised ATM machine, the skimmer will copy the information in your card's magnetic strip. A hidden camera or a fake keypad will then capture your PIN as you enter it. If you use ATMs often, then you should be aware of these high tech method criminals use to steal your money easily. It’s used to be easy to spot ATM skimmers. But with improving technology, including 3D printing, skimming devices are getting harder to detect. The best you can do is to protect your PIN so ATM skimmers won’t be able to capture it. How ATM Skimmers Work  An ATM skimmer has two components. The first is a small device that’s generally inserted over the ATM card slot. When you insert your ATM card, the device creates a copy of the data on the magnetic strip of your card. The card passes through the device and enters the machine, so everything will appear to be functioning normally –but your card data has just been copied. The second part of the device is a small camera. A pinhole camera is placed at the top of the ATM’s screen, just above the number pad, or to the side of the pad. The camera is facing the keypad and it captures you entering your PIN. The ATM appears to be functioning normally, but the attackers just copied your card’s magnetic strip and your PIN. The attackers can use this data to program a bogus ATM card with the magnetic strip data and use it in ATM machines, entering your PIN and withdrawing money from your bank accounts. ATM skimmers are becoming more and more sophisticated. Instead of a device fitted over a card slot, a skimmer may be a small, unnoticeable device inserted into the card slot itself. Instead of a camera pointed at the keypad, the attackers may be using an overlay — a fake keyboard fitted over the real keypad. When you press a button on the fake keypad, it logs the button you pressed and presses the real button underneath. These are harder to detect. Unlike a camera, they’re also guaranteed to capture your PIN. ATM skimmers generally store the data they capture on the device itself. The criminals have to come back and retrieve the skimmer to get the data it’s captured. However, more ATM skimmers are now transmitting this data over wireless devices like Bluetooth or even cellular data connections. How to Spot ATM Skimmers  Check around the ATM Machine, if there are any devices like modems or routers hidden beside or behind the machine. Take a quick look at the ATM machine. Does anything look a bit out-of-place? Perhaps the bottom panel is a different color or looks new compared to the rest of the machine because it’s a fake piece of plastic placed over the real bottom panel and the keypad. Perhaps there’s an odd-looking object that contains a camera. Are there visible traces of glue, tape or other sticking materials around edges? Jiggle the Card Reader: If the card reader moves around when you try to jiggle it with your hand, something probably isn’t right. A real card reader should be attached to the ATM so well that it won’t move around — a skimmer overlaid over the card reader may move around. Examine the Keypad: Does the keypad look a bit too thick, or different from how it usually looks if you’ve used the machine before? Does it look too clean or too new compared to the machine itself? Normal wear and tear usually makes the keypad dirty and the numbers faded out. A good looking and spotless keypad may be an overlay over the real keypad. Basic Security Precautions here’s what you should always do to protect yourself when using any ATM machine:  Avoid using machines in places that are dark, rural, and with very few to no people around. ATMs within the bank premises are generally more safe than those found elsewhere, but this is not always the case. ATMs in malls are also usually safe, unless the location is in a corridor far from view of the people. If you can, check and compare the ATM you are using with the one beside it, to see any difference. If you find some discrepancies, play safe and find another machine. Shield Your PIN With Your Hand, bag or wallet. Learn how to enter the PIN without looking at the pad. This might not protect you against the most sophisticated skimmers that use keypad overlays, but you’re much more likely to run into an ATM skimmer that uses a camera — they’re much cheaper to purchase. This is the easiest tip you can use to protect yourself. Monitor Your Bank Account Transactions: You should regularly check your bank accounts and credit card accounts online. Check for suspicious transactions and notify your bank as quickly as possible. You want to catch these problems as soon as possible — don’t wait until your bank mails you a printed statement a month after money has been withdrawn from your account by a criminal. If your bank has it, subscribe to SMS notifications, whereby you will receive a text message each time a withdrawal or deposit is made on your account. If you suspect that an ATM machine is compromised, report it to the bank or nearest police station. Skimming usually happens around salary and bonus dates, holidays, and days when people usually spend money (school enrollment, bills payment). ATMs in remote areas or areas with very few people are often chosen by criminals to install their skimming devices. ATMs in tourist spots are also more common since people using ATMs here are not locals. Now that you have an idea about skimming, test yourself with these images. Which of these machines have an ATM Skimming device attached to it?

©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO

SEARCH JBSOLIS

OUR POPULAR CONTENT