Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Rupert Syndrome

EA was recently featured in a local news article that discusses the dangers of not setting passwords on your mobile phone's voice mail.  Most cell phone carriers will redirect to voice mail if the calling number matches the called number, assuming the user is calling to check their voice mail.  Without having a password set, the user is then able to directly access their voice mailbox.  An attacker can do just the same by calling your number spoofing your caller-ID.