Millions of SMS messages exposed on the internet

Discussion in 'Technical' started by sec_monkey, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

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  2. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Anyone smell a law suit, should the content of the messaging contain personal information like account numbers, credit card information, or other sensitive data?
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  3. SB21

    SB21 Monkey+++

    Is this a surprise ???
    Anyone that truly trust confidentiality in this tech driven world is just blindly staggering around like lost sheep. Just my opinion.
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  4. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    @SB21 and me are in totally agreement here...

    I really don't get it. Snowden threw away his life to let people know that their own government was and continues to spy on their personal communications and the Constitution be damn yet...sometimes it's like either they don't believe, don't care or they didn't get the memo. Is it any wonder that some company, sniffing a chance to make a few bucks, would do the same and worse - put it on the internet to let anyone peruse it? I don't think so...

    "Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice..."

    My point is not to be so naïve to think that governments or companies will protect your health, your livelihood or your physical well being. It's up to you to protect yourself first and foremost and if others, to include governments/companies, do something then consider it a bonus, an extra layer of protection...but don't count on it.

    Now, having had my rant...What fool would Text anything that would/could compromise themselves?

    I don't know...maybe I am getting too paranoid in my old age but...this doesn't surprise me at all...actually, I expected it and still do.
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  5. Lancer

    Lancer TANSTAFL! Site Supporter+++

    Any communication that traverses someone else's ownership may as well be thrown up in Times Square: once you surrender possession it's no longer yours. Period.
    As the old saw goes: "Three people can keep a secret, if two of them are dead."
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  6. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    So, now than more than just the Fed's have them...
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  7. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Strzok and Page, for two high profile examples of fools.
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  8. snake6264

    snake6264 Combat flip flop douchebag

    I hope they got mine they are an instant cure for insomnia
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  9. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    This is why End to End Encryption was invented.... That solves a lot of issues about privacy of your personal business....
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  10. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    I think you just proved my point! Emphasis on 'fool'! LOL! :ROFLMAO:
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  11. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    indeed if implemented correctly

    a few implementations have not been done correctly
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  12. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    BTPost, you use Encryption on your voice and text? I would be interest in a recommendation?
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  13. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    We use Apple’s FaceTime for Video & Audio conversations, It is End to End Encrypted and works well for us... We use Encrypted eMail for text, and Data Transfers... Still looking for a good realtime text solution, but I am sure it is out there...
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