T-Mobile, Past, Present & Future
Following on from the previous 2 posts that have been put up here and here, after seeing the post about the T-Mobile hack on Full-Disclosure, and then T-Mobile admitting that it has happened, really got me thinking.
To the best of my knowledge this will be the third high profile security breach at T-Mobile in the last 4 years, the first one being Paris Hilton’s SideKick getting hacked. Now the SideKick episode was more down to user error that T-Mobile’s fault, but this one could have been prevented by using strong password complexity rules. Which I thought was something that most major organizations would have already picked up on by now, especially the big corporates. Password complexity is not complicated to implement, and it does tend to prevent these little things like brand damage from occurring.
Speaking of brand damage, now that T-Mobile have been hit a second time, where does this leave them with Companies such as Google and Apple?
T-Mobile is currently doing really well with the addition of the Google Android and Apple iPhone handsets to its portfolio, but do Google and Apple really need this sort of publicity? These are the types of incidents that make companies think twice about their partnerships.
I’m completely aware that these type of incidents happen all the time, but most people expect that mobile operators would have stronger security measures in place.
Couple this with the fact that at present T-Mobile is gearing up for a class action law suite due to charging customers termination costs, this is another company that has me wondering how long….