This week, T-Mobile Austria admitted that it stores part of customer passwords in plain text. “The customer service agents see the first four characters of your password. We store the whole password, because you need it for the login for mein.t-mobile.at”, a T-Mo Austria rep explained. Many T-Mobile US customers are wondering if their carrier does the same thing, but T-Mo says that it does not. T-Mobile US tells me that it does not store passwords … [read full article]
T-Mobile has had some security issues lately, including port-in scams that allegedly led to one man having his cryptocurrency stolen, and now details on another recent problem have popped up. On December 19, security researcher Kane Gamble discovered a vulnerability with the T-Mobile website that would allow hackers to log into anyone’s account, reports Motherboard. The issue was reported to T-Mobile on the same day. When it learned of the bug, T-Mobile unsurprisingly classified it … [read full article]
Days after T-Mobile began sending texts to customers urging them to add port validation security to their accounts, news has come out that a man is suing T-Mobile over an issue related to porting. Carlos Tapang is suing T-Mobile for allegedly allowing strangers to port his phone number and then steal his Bitcoin. Tapang claims that on November 7, 2017, someone contacted T-Mobile to port his phone number to AT&T and that T-Mo did so, despite … [read full article]
At the start of October, it was announced that Experian had suffered a data breach that exposed the personal data of 15 million people who had applied for T-Mobile service. Now it’s been revealed that T-Mobile prepaid brand MetroPCS was recently involved in a security issue of its own. Two security researchers recently discovered a bug with the payment page on MetroPCS’s website that could … [read full article]
Following Edward Snowden’s now-infamous report outing the NSA and its excessive monitoring of people’s communication, there’s been a real effort by companies everywhere to sure up their security. Whether it’s Apple’s locally-stored Touch ID, or recent Pay service, Samsung’s Knox, or BlackBerry’s recent push to upgrade its own security; more is being done to ensure you cannot be tracked in an invasive manner. T-Mobile is quietly doing its bit too. Washington Post reports … [read full article]
2013 was not a great year for personal security. Whether it’s Snapchat or the NSA’s shenanigans, there have been more reports of account hacking than we’ve seen in a long time. Even Apple’s own developer account was shut down for a couple of weeks due to a security breach. It seems T-Mobile customers may have had their personal information compromised too. DataBreaches.net has uncovered a letter that’s due to be sent out to … [read full article]
T-Mobile and Lookout announce a joint effort to offer T-Mobile customers “instant protection against mobile threats with Automatic App Security.” T-Mobile will provide customers free, out of the box protection beginning on the LG Optimus L9 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. Automatic App Security, will have Lookout scan any downloaded app for potential threats and notify the users if there are any security threats. The product works automatically requiring no … [read full article]
Are you a business customer on T-Mobile and really want an Android phone? Then T-Mobile and Good Technology have a solution for you. Together, they are offering Enterprise-Class security for business users on Android. Put simply, “The Good for Enterprise Android solution lets business customers of all sizes harness the power of the Android operating system and provide enterprise-grade security and control over their business data and applications.” We love security, don’t we?