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Sprint Seals Privacy Hole

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Jul 12, 2006, 3:29 PM   by (staff)

Sprint today announced they have closed a hole in an automated registration system that would reveal the name and address of any Sprint subscriber to the caller. The automated system, used to sign subscribers up for international calling plans, originally would ask the caller to confirm the name and address of any Sprint Nextel customer after a phone number was entered. Later the caller could access the names of other subscribers in that household, all without ever having to answer any security questions. Sprint has now changed the system so that after a phone number is entered, the user will have to provide security data for that number before any private information is divulged.

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eric Lin

Jul 12, 2006, 4:55 PM

i'm innocent!

i had no idea i was lobbing softballs here. here i'm thinking about dikes (not ****s!) and you guys are talking about cleaning pipes. such dirty minds.
RAZRSRULE

Jul 12, 2006, 3:55 PM

WHOA!!!

Sprint just loves to plug up any type of hole that it has and can get.....

Plug away sprint....

maybe you should plug up the "glory" hole that you so dearly hold close to your heart.....


hahahahahahaha
cwcanty

Jul 12, 2006, 3:34 PM

Thats what she said!!!

sorry, I couldnt resist with that "privacy hole" headline. Fans of NBC'S the office should appreciate this...lol.

Chris
 
 
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