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AT&T iPhone 4 Pre-order Problems: Privacy Breach

We recently reported to you about the iPhone 4 Pre-order problems, things did not go to plan and as a result the Apple Store went down a number of times. However, things were much worse than that due to an AT&T privacy breach. It has been reported that this was caused by a major fraud update.

Vladislav Savov from Engadget learned from Gizmodo that this fraud update went wrong — as a result AT&T users privacy information was exposed. There have been a few cases where identities were sent to Gizmodo readers by mistake. This is the second time that AT&T has had a security breach — the most recent was with the iPad just last week.

The problem occurred when a user tried to sign into their account to order the new Apple iPhone 4; even though they entered the correct details they were signed into another users account. This is a major security breach; as they would then gain access to the users private information — such as bills, phone calls, addresses and much more.

AT&T were contacted about the issue and tried to replicate it, but failed to do so. Although this was just an isolated case, the carrier needs to do more to make certain that this does not happen again.

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

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