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Mobile Number Information Issue [25/01/12] [Resolved]

Started by: craig_t
On: 25/01/2012 | 12:26
Replies: 295
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by: stilvoid
on: 25/01/2012 | 13:46

One thing's for sure, we're all going to get more payback because of all this forum activity Smiley Very Happy

Message 171 of 296
by: flexdeveloper
on: 25/01/2012 | 13:47

OK folks, you can calm down now - IT'S FIXED.

Message 172 of 296
by: jordanblack68
on: 25/01/2012 | 13:48
It's fixed, a security hole shouldn't be their in the first place.
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Message 173 of 296
by: oscillik
on: 25/01/2012 | 13:49

@flexdeveloper wrote:

OK folks, you can calm down now - IT'S FIXED.


No we can't calm down now. This issue has been happening for a while. the Data Protection Act has been breached by both O2 and GiffGaff.

 

the Information Commissioner's Office needs to investigate this matter completely.

Message 174 of 296
by: dazjazz
on: 25/01/2012 | 13:50
I AM THE 1%
My phone number isn't included in the headers :s. Any iPhone users out there reporting te same, maybe safari blocks it? Or I wonder if it's something to do with my sim?
Hope I've Helped Smiley Happy
Message 175 of 296
by: tonyyeb
on: 25/01/2012 | 13:51

@dazjazz wrote:
I AM THE 1%
My phone number isn't included in the headers :s. Any iPhone users out there reporting te same, maybe safari blocks it? Or I wonder if it's something to do with my sim?

The problem is fixed, for everyone. 

Message 176 of 296
by: dazjazz
on: 25/01/2012 | 13:52
Didn't read it has been fixed xD. Duhh, silly me. I can't delete/edit my post cos I'm on the app. So I just retcon it with this one instead.
Hope I've Helped Smiley Happy
Message 177 of 296
by: craig_t
former giff-staffer

on: 25/01/2012 | 13:54

@turkeyphant wrote:
Seems to be fixed here now - good job.

Can anyone from GG confirm?

Hi turkey,

 

We're glad to hear that this appears to be sorting for some people. We're investigating and continuing to information as we speak.

 

Kind regards,

 

Craig

-Into The West-

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Message 178 of 296
by: hc_1540
on: 25/01/2012 | 13:57

@dazjazz wrote:
Didn't read it has been fixed xD. Duhh, silly me. I can't delete/edit my post cos I'm on the app. So I just retcon it with this one instead.

*cough* comic geek alert!!! *cough* Smiley Wink

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Message 179 of 296
by: j_lowey
on: 25/01/2012 | 13:59

@dteg wrote:

I still suspect the issue here (like most security/privacy ones) is more theoretical than practical. It still takes someone to intentionally harvest this data for it to exist anything more than fleetingly.



I agree: I don't think that websites have been widely logging this information, but as severian said this problem has been known and reported in security circles since 2009 at least which means that criminals will have had access to it.

 

Collin Mullinger's research on this has been published as a peer-reviewed paper, reported in magazine and news articles, and presented at various mobile network and security conventions. I really hope that we're right and that no criminals have used the data.

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