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Old June 10, 2010, 08:41 PM
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I understood it was a breach in AT&T's network, is that correct?
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Old June 10, 2010, 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by SneakySnake View Post
I understood it was a breach in AT&T's network, is that correct?
tl;dr : Not even. Automated sending.


To be honest, it's even simpler than any hack you've seen. It didn't even involve social engineering.

The account management page of AT&T's website wants your SIM card's ID. Afterward, it asks for the password of your account, displaying the email (which was previously entered when you registered your device) in plain letters. The "attacker" just tried a lot of numbers before and after his ID (with an automated tool) and got the data.

Whoever at AT&T came up with this idea needs to get blamed. Not the guy who highlighted it. He could have done it manually, as well.
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Old June 11, 2010, 07:25 AM
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Even the artists are teasing about this. LOL!!!

Belgolas is correct. No device is 100% save from ANYTHING. These things happen...they get fixed. It is a learning experience.
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Old June 11, 2010, 07:43 AM
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As much as I dislike Apple. This is just another bonehead move by those masters of boneheadness that we all know and "love" called AT&T. Could have been any device. Apple really doesn't deserve to be shat on....except for making AT&T the only carrier there for awhile (and forcing peeps to deal with those wankers).
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Old June 11, 2010, 09:06 AM
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Nobody has blamed Apple? Geez guys, read the thread. First post I say its AT&T's fault, hell its my first sentence in the thread. Both articles clearly point out AT&T. The only reason its here is because its the Apple platform this screw up is affecting. The title is probably the most damning thing, and it was a direct copy off the news story. Nobody needs to be defending Apple on this one, nobody is pointing fingers at them here.

Now for something on topic:
FBI Investigating iPad Breach (Update)

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