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Old 05-23-2007, 11:43 AM
James Bell
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Default Virgin Mobile "exposed customer details"

From
http://www.smh.com.au/news/security/...601382248.html

A basic security flaw on the Virgin Mobile website has exposed customers'
personal details including their name, address, date of birth and phone
number.

It follows a similar glitch on Network Ten's Big Brother website last month,
which also exposed customers' personal information and forced the shutdown
of parts of the site.

A Virgin Mobile promotion, taken up by thousands, offered customers a free
domestic return flight on Virgin Blue if they bought a handset on a plan
from the operator.

In order to claim the flight, customers had to register their details on the
Virgin Mobile website, wait for an SMS containing a six character "free
flight SMS code" and then enter that code on the Virgin Mobile website.

The customer could then review their personal details and submit a claim
form for their free flight.



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Old 05-23-2007, 04:17 PM
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Default Re: Virgin Mobile "exposed customer details"

On Wed, 23 May 2007 10:43:48 GMT, James Bell wrote:

> From
> http://www.smh.com.au/news/security/...601382248.html
>
> A basic security flaw on the Virgin Mobile website has exposed customers'
> personal details including their name, address, date of birth and phone
> number.


Oh come on, Bell, get your hand off your member and remember that your
beloved ****-buddy Telstra still holds the record for ridiculous breaches
of customer privacy.

Need a reminder?

http://www.privacy.gov.au/news/media/02_19.html


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Old 05-24-2007, 12:47 AM
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Not new news though.

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Old 05-24-2007, 05:11 AM
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"Anthony Horan" <anthonyhoran@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> On Wed, 23 May 2007 10:43:48 GMT, James Bell wrote:
>
>
> Oh come on, Bell, get your hand off your member and remember that your
> beloved ****-buddy Telstra still holds the record for ridiculous breaches
> of customer privacy.
>



So news shouldn't be reported unless it is biased against Telstra?

Pfft. Go back to Commie Land, commie.



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Old 05-24-2007, 05:27 PM
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Default Re: Virgin Mobile "exposed customer details"

On Thu, 24 May 2007 04:11:40 GMT, James Bell wrote:

> "Anthony Horan" <anthonyhoran@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:bgexu084tkqd.1rj6zyf5sz0xv$.dlg@40tude.net...
>> On Wed, 23 May 2007 10:43:48 GMT, James Bell wrote:
>>
>> Oh come on, Bell, get your hand off your member and remember that your
>> beloved ****-buddy Telstra still holds the record for ridiculous breaches
>> of customer privacy.
>>

> So news shouldn't be reported unless it is biased against Telstra?


Biased? Who's biased? I think, actually, that it might be YOU, against any
company that ISN'T Telstra. Otherwise you would have posted the entire news
article rather than selectively editing it to remove the bit where Virgin
said they had hired a third party to run the promotion. That company
obviously screwed up.

The leak was nothing major and nothing particularly dangerous to the
company's customers, and was a teensy drop in the ocean compared to
Telstra's handing out of silent numbers to whoever wanted to pay.

> Pfft. Go back to Commie Land, commie.


Typical right-wing parrot-like comeback to pretty much anything that
actually approaches reality.

I'd happily be branded a "commie" any day, actually. And I hate to break it
to you, Bell, but the reds-under-the-bed ******** died out decades ago.

That said, which "Commie Land" would you have me "go back" to? Bearing in
mind that I was born here.

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Old 05-24-2007, 11:34 PM
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"James Bell" <projbell@telstra.net> writes:

>From
>http://www.smh.com.au/news/security/...601382248.html


>A basic security flaw on the Virgin Mobile website has exposed customers'
>personal details including their name, address, date of birth and phone
>number.


Sounds like what Telstra does when something doesn't go it's way.

>It follows a similar glitch on Network Ten's Big Brother website last month,
>which also exposed customers' personal information and forced the shutdown
>of parts of the site.


And now BB won't tell one of it's contestants that her father has died -
Australian media has no clue and Gretel is a cow. Mooooo.

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Old 05-25-2007, 05:11 AM
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Default Re: Virgin Mobile "exposed customer details"


Hey Anthony Whorean - should'nt all that **** be coming out your arse
instead of
your mouth?



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Old 05-25-2007, 05:12 AM
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"GWS" <one4sun@lios.apana.org.au> dribbled in message
news:f353t6$dri$1@yoda.apana.org.au...
>>A basic security flaw on the Virgin Mobile website has exposed customers'
>>personal details including their name, address, date of birth and phone
>>number.

>
> Sounds like what Telstra does when something doesn't go it's way.


So it's Telstra's fault that VM can't hire a decent web team?


>>It follows a similar glitch on Network Ten's Big Brother website last
>>month,
>>which also exposed customers' personal information and forced the shutdown
>>of parts of the site.

>
> And now BB won't tell one of it's contestants that her father has died -
> Australian media has no clue and Gretel is a cow. Mooooo.
>


And how is this Telstra's fault?



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Old 05-25-2007, 08:46 AM
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"Anthony Horan" <anthonyhoran@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:bgexu084tkqd.1rj6zyf5sz0xv$.dlg@40tude.net...
> On Wed, 23 May 2007 10:43:48 GMT, James Bell wrote:
>
>> From
>> http://www.smh.com.au/news/security/...601382248.html
>>
>> A basic security flaw on the Virgin Mobile website has exposed customers'
>> personal details including their name, address, date of birth and phone
>> number.

>
> Oh come on, Bell, get your hand off your member and remember that your
> beloved ****-buddy Telstra still holds the record for ridiculous breaches
> of customer privacy.
>
> Need a reminder?
>
> http://www.privacy.gov.au/news/media/02_19.html


Taint a "serious" issue, perhaps 50 numbers incorrectly listed out of what,
ummm, 20 million services?

Most organisations would kill for data quality that good
>




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Old 05-25-2007, 08:46 AM
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Default Re: Virgin Mobile "exposed customer details"

>> And now BB won't tell one of it's contestants that her father has died -
>> Australian media has no clue and Gretel is a cow. Mooooo.
>>

>
> And how is this Telstra's fault?


No one said it was, settle down.

>
>




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Old 05-25-2007, 04:08 PM
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"James Bell" <projbell@telstra.net> wrote in message
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>
> Hey Anthony Whorean - should'nt all that **** be coming out your arse
> instead of
> your mouth?
>
>

He doesn't like Sol's sphinctor like u do



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Old 05-26-2007, 10:07 AM
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On Fri, 25 May 2007 04:11:36 GMT, James Bell wrote:

> Hey Anthony Whorean - should'nt all that **** be coming out your arse
> instead of
> your mouth?


That's the best you can do? Primary-school taunting?

Guess I won, then. Nyah nah ni nahh nahhh.

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Old 05-27-2007, 03:55 AM
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"Anthony Horan" <anthonyhoran@hotmail.com> whined in message
news:1av1cr3dq4npx.x3of4n5ewfgs.dlg@40tude.net...
>
> Guess I won, then. Nyah nah ni nahh nahhh.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/twinair/bye.jpg



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Old 05-27-2007, 05:28 PM
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Default Re: Virgin Mobile "exposed customer details"

On Sun, 27 May 2007 02:55:41 GMT, James Bell wrote:

> "Anthony Horan" <anthonyhoran@hotmail.com> whined in message
> news:1av1cr3dq4npx.x3of4n5ewfgs.dlg@40tude.net...
>>
>> Guess I won, then. Nyah nah ni nahh nahhh.

>
> http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/twinair/bye.jpg


I guess you must see that one a lot.

But thanks, I'll email it to the editor of the Now We Are Talking
propaganda site.

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Old 05-29-2007, 01:24 AM
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Default Re: Virgin Mobile "exposed customer details"

Anthony Horan said...

> Oh come on, Bell, get your hand off your member and remember that your
> beloved ****-buddy Telstra still holds the record for ridiculous breaches
> of customer privacy.


I wonder what Ding Dong Bell would say about Telstra when it allowed me
to move my wife's independant stand alone mobile phone bill over to our
house account, which was in my name. Purpose, to amalgamate both
mobiles, landline and Bigpond ISDN accounts onto the one bill.

Imagine her hitting the roof when she rang Telstra to get something
changed on her phone and they told her that only I could access this.

She tore another arsehole into the droid at the other end saying that
(a) Telstra had no right whatsoever to transfer her account to my home
account without her permission and (b) if she couldn't get access to her
phone that she'd be ripping into them with the TIO.

She ended up producing the last bill with her account details on it to
prove that it was her phone, etc. before they allowed her access. She
was hoping that they wouldn't have done so. She wanted the smallest
excuse to sick the TIO onto Telstra.


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Old 05-30-2007, 11:38 AM
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"Nole Boaday" <nobody@home.net> spewed forth in message
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> Not new news though.


What, pray tell, is a "fagot" ?

Rule 1 for insults is learning grammar, stupid



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Old 05-30-2007, 11:46 AM
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James Bell wrote:
> "Nole Boaday" <nobody@home.net> spewed forth in message
> news:4654d281$0$17964$5a62ac22@per-qv1-newsreader-01.iinet.net.au...
>> Not new news though.

>
> What, pray tell, is a "fagot" ?
>
> Rule 1 for insults is learning grammar, stupid


fagot


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Old 05-31-2007, 11:39 AM
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"Peelah Ben Arhna" <benarhna@yahoo.com.au> wrote in message
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> Anthony Horan said...
>
>> Oh come on, Bell, get your hand off your member and remember that your
>> beloved ****-buddy Telstra still holds the record for ridiculous breaches
>> of customer privacy.

>
> I wonder what Ding Dong Bell would say about Telstra when it allowed me
> to move my wife's independant stand alone mobile phone bill over to our
> house account, which was in my name. Purpose, to amalgamate both


Which is fine. Because you now get to pay the bills, it doesn't give you any
authority on the service, per se.

P.S. If her service is in HER name and the PSTN's in yours, she would have
received a phone call or an SBO (single bill order) form, for her to sign

> mobiles, landline and Bigpond ISDN accounts onto the one bill.
>
> Imagine her hitting the roof when she rang Telstra to get something
> changed on her phone and they told her that only I could access this.


Thats not what happened. She didnt have her password for her service

> She tore another arsehole into the droid at the other end saying that
> (a) Telstra had no right whatsoever to transfer her account to my home
> account without her permission and (b) if she couldn't get access to her


As she didnt get a phone call or an SBO, sounds like the service is in YOUR
name




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Old 06-02-2007, 11:03 AM
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"Anthony Horan" <anthonyhoran@hotmail.com> spewed forth in message
news:bgexu084tkqd.1rj6zyf5sz0xv$.dlg@40tude.net...
>
> Oh come on, Bell, get your hand off your member and remember that your
> beloved ****-buddy Telstra still holds the record for ridiculous breaches
> of customer privacy.
>



Are you still here?

I thought you would have moved over to India, for the cheap calls, and so
you can talk to your local 3 support..



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Old 06-04-2007, 02:30 PM
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On Sat, 02 Jun 2007 10:03:33 GMT, James Bell wrote:

> Are you still here?
>
> I thought you would have moved over to India, for the cheap calls, and so
> you can talk to your local 3 support..


I get cheaper calls with Virgin. Never been a 3 customer in my life.

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Old 06-05-2007, 02:21 AM
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Michael J said....

>> I wonder what Ding Dong Bell would say about Telstra when it allowed me
>> to move my wife's independant stand alone mobile phone bill over to our
>> house account, which was in my name. Purpose, to amalgamate both

>
> Which is fine. Because you now get to pay the bills, it doesn't give you
> any authority on the service, per se.
>
> P.S. If her service is in HER name and the PSTN's in yours, she would
> have received a phone call or an SBO (single bill order) form, for her
> to sign


That was the case. Phone was in her name. Landline account in mine.
Telstra happily moved it across to the landline account. My wife didn't
receive any correspondance from Telstra. She only became aware of the
ramifications of this when she called Telstra to have something on her
phone changed. First question was asked by the Telstra operator was if
she was me, as I was the only person with authority to have things
changed on the account. I had to call back to give her the authority to
change the account.

>> Imagine her hitting the roof when she rang Telstra to get something
>> changed on her phone and they told her that only I could access this.

>
> Thats not what happened. She didnt have her password for her service


Ah, so you were there, were you?

>
>> She tore another arsehole into the droid at the other end saying that
>> (a) Telstra had no right whatsoever to transfer her account to my home
>> account without her permission and (b) if she couldn't get access to
>> her

>
> As she didnt get a phone call or an SBO, sounds like the service is in
> YOUR name


Nope. It was in HER name. We were receiving three bills. One for the
landline, in my name. One for my mobile in my name and one for her
mobile, in HER name. All separate accounts, account numbers, etc.

When I discovered that there were discounts to be had if we bundled ALL
of our services onto the one bill, which included the landline, Bigpond
ISDN and the two mobiles, I said to her that's what I'd like to do.
Fine, she said. She just thought that her phone bill would simply end up
on the same account - NOT that ownership would be effectively transfered
to me.

That is what she was pissed off about. Especially so when the contract
on the phone expired and she decided to get new phone. She had to seek
my "permission" in order to do so as it was now in my name.

We still have the original bills from when the phone was in her name.
She's still mulling over whether to take further action on it.



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Old 06-06-2007, 10:40 PM
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>> As she didnt get a phone call or an SBO, sounds like the service is in
>> YOUR name

>
> Nope. It was in HER name. We were receiving three bills. One for the
> landline, in my name. One for my mobile in my name and one for her
> mobile, in HER name. All separate accounts, account numbers, etc.


You can print anything on the bill. The billing name is not the same field
as the customer name.

> When I discovered that there were discounts to be had if we bundled ALL
> of our services onto the one bill, which included the landline, Bigpond
> ISDN and the two mobiles, I said to her that's what I'd like to do.
> Fine, she said. She just thought that her phone bill would simply end up
> on the same account - NOT that ownership would be effectively transfered
> to me.


It hasn't been




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