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Another Dutch TV programme hacks voicemails

Friday 25 March 2011 | 10:32 CET | News
Dutch news current affairs programme Nieuwsuur said it was able to break into the voicemail boxes of certain politicians from the internet. The programme used Caller ID spoofing, a technique that works through a VoIP platform, and offered on a number of websites. The system makes it seems like a subscriber is calling his or her own voicemail box using another network. Because the number of the user is identified, no PIN is required. A Vodafone Netherlands spokesman said the company was working on a solution for the problem. A trade-off has to be made between security and usability and so now,

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Vodafone
Countries: Netherlands
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