Phone hacking: the telco angle
chris-ukcrypto at lists.skipnote.org
Thu May 2 12:50:04 BST 2013
On Wed, 1 May 2013, Roger Hayter wrote:
> They told us we needed to set a PIN to make it secure. They, probably
> correctly, calculated that more people would be annoyed by having to set
There's a difference between retrieving voicemail on the handset itself,
versus being able to dial in and access it from any phone (which I gather
is what the newspapers were abusing).
Back in the day, I recall Orange would only allow access from the handset,
UNLESS a PIN was set, in which case access was allowed from anywhere.
I imagine most of their customers never knew about the remote access
option, never set a pin, yet weren't vulnerable.
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