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UK Mobile Operator O2 Leaks MMS Photos 154

Posted by Soulskill
from the like-a-sieve dept.
Anonymous Hero writes "UK Mobile Operator O2 allows its customers to send Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) photos to email recipients by way of a web interface. The URLs published by the MMS-to-email application are not authenticated, so a simple Google search reveals hundreds, if not thousands of private photos." Reader ttul points out similar coverage of this issue at InformationWeek.
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UK Mobile Operator O2 Leaks MMS Photos

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 19, 2008 @02:20AM (#24251689)

    Under pressure from the NY attorney general, major telecoms have agreed to permanently stop offering MMS service.

  • eh? (Score:4, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 19, 2008 @02:27AM (#24251717)

    hundreds or thousands..... or maybe 40? someone can't count very high before jumping to 1000!

  • by LighterShadeOfBlack (1011407) on Saturday July 19, 2008 @02:29AM (#24251729) Homepage

    Arr, not a looker in the bunch!

  • no problem (Score:3, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 19, 2008 @02:33AM (#24251739)

    Right now the web is being slashdotted, your pictures will be safe

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 19, 2008 @03:09AM (#24251857)

    And mail it to my other phone?

    Will O2 'make it available' ?

  • by William Robinson (875390) on Saturday July 19, 2008 @03:14AM (#24251871)
    Imagine, Judge being presented his own private MMS as evidence.

    Reminds me of a joke:

    A small town prosecuting attorney called his first witness to the stand in a trial -- a grandmotherly, elderly woman. He approached her and asked, "Mrs. Jones, do you know me?"

    She responded, "Why, yes, I do know you Mr. Williams. I've known you since you were a young boy. And frankly, you've been a big disappointment to me. You lie, you cheat on your wife, you manipulate people and talk about them behind their backs. You think you're a rising big shot when you haven't the brains to realize you never will amount to anything more than a two-bit paper pusher. Yes, I know you."

    The lawyer was stunned. Not knowing what else to do he pointed across the room and asked, "Mrs. Williams, do you know the defense attorney?"

    She again replied, "Why, yes I do. I've known Mr. Bradley since he was a youngster, too. I used to baby-sit him for his parents. And he, too, has been a real disappointment to me. He's lazy, bigoted, he has a drinking problem. The man can't build a normal relationship with anyone and his law practice is one of the shoddiest in the entire state. Yes, I know him."

    At this point, the judge rapped the courtroom to silence and called both counselors to the bench. In a very quiet voice, he said with menace, "If either of you asks her if she knows me, you'll be in jail for contempt of court!"

  • by Joce640k (829181) on Saturday July 19, 2008 @03:24AM (#24251907) Homepage

    Heartfelt thanks to all the people of slashdot for mounting a DDOS attack on our servers.

    The O2 team.

  • by Airw0lf (795770) on Saturday July 19, 2008 @04:22AM (#24252117)
    1. Leak MMS Photos
    2. Watch people as they go through the photos
    3. Arrest anyone who stumbles upon an underage photo (Someone please think of the children!)
    4. ???
    5. Profit! (Or at the very least, create a big carnival sideshow about capturing hordes of perverts in the act in order to distract attention from the massive privacy breach.)
  • by thetoadwarrior (1268702) on Saturday July 19, 2008 @04:22AM (#24252119) Homepage
    It's amazing how many people have boring pictures and enjoy sending pictures of their ugly kids.

    I think O2 should have the decency to warn people about this but they haven't and I know that because I'm an O2 customer. Thankfully I only use my phone for calls so this doesn't affect me.
  • by Atti K. (1169503) on Saturday July 19, 2008 @01:48PM (#24254861)

    Under pressure from the NY attorney general, major telecoms have agreed to permanently stop offering MMS service.

    So what, anybody actually used MMS?

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