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Jerry Raia
02-28-2005, 06:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?ContentId=4129' target='_blank'>http://www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?ContentId=4129</a><br /><br /></div><i>"Following a week where celebrities like Paris Hilton had their private information stored on mobile devices and voice mail hacked and distributed, T-Mobile is giving the users their version and some advice. The official information released by the company says that T-Mobile is worried by the growing phenomenon of personal data being illegally sought and distributed. "We are aggressively implementing measures to address the recent incidents as reported in the media. This includes investigating the illegal dissemination of information over the Internet of T-Mobile customers' personal data without regard to personal privacy or decency," said Sue Swenson, chief operating officer, T-Mobile USA, Inc."</i><br /><br /><img src="http://www.smartphonethoughts.com/images/tmo.gif" alt="User submitted image" title="User submitted image"/><br /><br />They are kidding right? The "growing phenomenon"?? Where have they been? If stealing personal data is a growing phenomenon then I am still a growing boy (I'm 50). Well at least they said something about it. :roll:

02-28-2005, 07:32 PM
stealing personal data is a growing phenomenon then I am still a growing boy

ROFL Jerry!

Jerry Raia
03-01-2005, 01:06 AM
I just love the statements these companies always issue. It's not just T-Mobile that does it. Either they are really unaware of reality or they just hope we are. Either way it is pathetic below average performance.

03-01-2005, 03:10 AM
We get guys from the big carriers (like Cingulair) asking us about wireless security from time to time. But they are usually the hard working, network admin level employees who know their stuff. I sense that it's their bosses who are lackadaisical.

It boggles the mind. If I ever have those moments when I doubt the "full disclosure" movement in security, I hope I'll remember to come back and read your post above.