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some movement in the right direction

eric Lin

Jan 14, 2006, 1:19 AM
finally, someone is actually looking at the carriers and not the people reselling the call logs. a congressman says a number of federal agencies are investigating whether carriers do enough to protect their customers' data.

http://today.reuters.com/news/newsarticle.aspx?type= ... »
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djdelay

Jan 14, 2006, 12:20 PM
thanks for the follow-up, eric
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muchdrama

Jan 14, 2006, 8:03 PM
eric Lin said:
finally, someone is actually looking at the carriers and not the people reselling the call logs. a congressman says a number of federal agencies are investigating whether carriers do enough to protect their customers' data.

http://today.reuters.com/news/newsarticle.aspx?type= ... »

I'd say that was a resounding "no".
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vzw_achiever

Jan 14, 2006, 10:15 PM
I work for VZW, and I think our account verification policy is rife for abuse. All one needs is the MTN and the last four of the social to call in and make changes to the account. That info plus the billing zip code will get you setup online with detailed calling info. I believe an additional account password should be mandatory, and that if the customer does not know it when they call in, or logon, their account should be locked down until they can go into a store, or authorized agent and verify their identity. They'd still be able to make calls, they just wouldn't be able to make changes or get info.

I also think a massive sting should be setup by each carrier to fully determine how this info is getting into the hands of these comp...
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