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Phone Records Easily Purchased By Anyone

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Jan 13, 2006, 4:28 PM   by (staff)

Americablog, a political weblog, recently purchased one month of General Wesley Clark's cell phone records from a private company for $90. In doing so, they brought to light a security hole which has only recently gained media attention. Phone records are easily obtained by these services using fraudulent means. Verizon has sued a number of companies for illegally selling their customers' records, but no carrier, including Verizon, reports having changed the policies that made the records available in the first place. The CTIA too, suggests this is a legal problem, recommending that the government take action by shutting down these companies and bringing them to trial. No government agency or trade organization has yet asked carriers to examine how records are stored or under what circumstances they are distributed.

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Subject Author Date INSURANCERIPOFF Jan 18, 2006, 8:57 AM
thats not cool gunny Jan 13, 2006, 6:17 PM
some movement in the right direction eric Lin Jan 14, 2006, 1:19 AM
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