Monday, December 15, 2008

AT&T, T-Mobile can’t claim hack proof phones


Permanent injunctions filed and agreed on

Both AT&T Inc. and T-Mobile cellphone providers have agreed to permanent injunctions against their earlier advertising claims that their voice mail systems were safe from sabotage. Both cell phone providers falsely advertised the security of their systems, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.

During an investigation, “cell phones purchased by undercover investigators were easily hacked into, enabling the voice mail to be changed at will. Hacking into voice mail allowed messages to be changed or erased. Important information could be removed from the voice mail and phony information could be inserted,” said the District Attorney. “Imagine the havoc that could result.”


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