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AT&T texts can be faked to hack you

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NEW YORK — There’s a problem with the way AT&T sends out customer alerts via text message: They’re too easy to mimic. With little effort, a scammer could send you alerts that look just like the real thing. Click on a link and the hacker will grab your login credentials — or fool you into giving up your credit card too. It’s yet another phishing scheme. But instead of email, hackers can target you with texts. The problem stems from AT&T not making its real alerts look legitimate enough, said Dani Grant, the computer programmer who noticed the flaw. “If the official texts look like phishing, it’s impossible for the customer to distinguish between what’s phishing and what’s not,” she said. First, AT&T’s alerts come from a weird, four-digit “short code” number. Anyone can buy a short code (charities do it all the time). And even more confusing, different AT&T customers see different short codes. Second, some of AT&T’s real links are funky. Some point to att.com while others take you to dl.mymobilelocate.com. Third, the text messages don’t even have a consistent format. Sometimes they start in all capital letters: “AT&T FREE MSG.” At other times they’re lowercase: “AT&T Free […]

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Six ways to prevent a breach like the one at AT&T

A data breach like the one recently reported by AT&T demonstrates that security policies alone are only a paper tiger without the technological teeth to make sure they are enforced, experts say. View full post on Computerworld Cybercrime and Hacking News ________________ Other Sites You May Like: http;//AmIHackerProof.com – http: Read More….

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8 Charged in Identity Theft Scheme Targeting AT&T Customers

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  Eight people have been indicted by a court, accused of stealing personal info from files at US telecoms giant AT&T and using the data to defraud tens of thousands of dollars from credit and debit cards. All were in the age group of 21 – 31. The head of the group was Syrilien who was an employee of Interactive Response Technologies (IRT), IRT is a third party which provides staffing for call centers to handle direct sales and customer inquiries for AT&T. Syrilien provided a co-conspirator with personal identifying information from multiple AT&T customer files. Once a co-conspirator’s name …continue reading

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AT&T Director of Security Services and Technology Steve Hurst named vice chair of National Association of Counties Cyber Security Committee

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AT&T vp explains network disaster recovery process

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iPad, AT&T server hacker convicted

Mark Rockwell Top Priority Sector:  cyber_security Image Caption:  Andrew Auernheimer One of two apparently celebrity-seeking hackers disdainful of government and corporate America now faces 10 years in jail for illegally accessing AT&T servers and stealing information from 120,000 customers on the company’s network, including Diane Sawyer, Harvey Weinstein, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and then-White […]

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Goatse Security iPad, AT&T server hacker convicted

Mark Rockwell Top Priority Sector:  cyber_security Image Caption:  Andrew Auernheimer One of two apparently celebrity-seeking hackers disdainful of government and corporate America now faces 10 years in jail for illegally accessing AT&T servers and stealing information from 120,000 customers on the company’s network, including Diane Sawyer, Harvey Weinstein, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and then-White […]

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AT&T To Charge For FaceTime? iOS 6 b3 And Jailbreak, Apple Forced To Clarify Dispute & More

Welcome to the ninety-seventh episode of BestTechInfo and Rumors! Topics: Apple releases iOS 6 beta 3, Dev Team releases Jailbreak, AT&T may charge for or restrict FaceTime over cellular, Apple forced to clarify Samsung dispute and more. Links Discussed In This Episode: 1. Apple Releases iOS 6 Beta 3: www.besttechinfo.com 2. iOS 6 Beta 3 […]

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Aviat Networks partners with AT&T to compete for DHS business

Top Priority Sector:  communications Aviat Networks, Inc., a provider of microwave networking solutions, announced on August 6 that it has been named as the microwave subcontractor on the AT&T Government Solutions‘ team to compete for orders to provide tactical communications equipment to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Homepage position:  10 read more View […]

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Verizon, AT&T and WQNI to Deploy Retail Pilot Program Offering RatedSafe(TM) Child Protection and Parental …

BOCA RATON, Fla. — WQN Inc. (OTCPK:WQNI.PK – News), a leading online security software provider of mobile phone applications protecting children from sexual predators, cyber-bullies, and texting-related car crashes, …

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