Category: "News" does not take security very seriously

by Jonathan Nicholas on April 7th, 2018
in News, Background

Hilarious news about T-mobile reported in DerStandard.  A customer asked T-mobile support if they stored customers' passwords in clear text.  Answer came back: of course we do as our employees need access to them. Customer then asked the following.


Oh dear.  Not surprisingly this has spread, T-mobile in the USA has assured it's customers that it does encrypt their passwords.

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Apple Mac High Sierra

by Jonathan Nicholas on November 29th, 2017
in News, Background, Apple OSX

A flaw which was discovered yesterday (28th November) allows users to log into a device with the new O/S High Sierra.  Here is not a very useful link to the Apple page "For our customers' protection, Apple doesn't disclose, discuss, or confirm security issues until an investigation has occurred...."  Brian Krebs has more information.  Seems that the default root password is blank, which is incredible!

Either by luck or good judgement, my MacBook (which is running the new O/S) seems to be OK.  

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