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O2 responds to MMS leak

By turning server off
Sun Jul 20 2008, 16:24

THOUGH O2 has yet to comment on allegations that the company has allowed access to customers MMS messages, photos, and mobile phone numbers, the coverage of the incident has not passed without notice.

It seems O2 is unable to secure the legacy MMS application - utilised by poorly configure MMS capable phones, or non-MMS capable phones like the newly launched Iphone 3G - and has instead had to resort to shutting down the service.

Shortly after the INQUIRER posted news of public access toMMS messages indexed by Google, O2's legacy MMS service ceased to function.

Now if you attempt to go to any of the links indexed by Google (here), you will receive a standard Apache error.

Resorting to the root of the sub-domain will show the test page for Apache, viewable on a default install of the HTTP server software.

It seems plan B for O2 consists of resorting to the most desperate of measures. µ

 

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