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The Telecom Digest for September 28, 2012
Volume 31 : Issue 228 : "text" Format
Messages in this Issue:
Verizon iPhone 5 Unlocked Thanks to FCC? (Monty Solomon)
Re: Bogus Called ID (Thor Lancelot Simon)
Hackers Breached Adobe Server in Order to Sign Their Malware (Monty Solomon)

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Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2012 11:53:19 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Verizon iPhone 5 Unlocked Thanks to FCC? Message-ID: <p062408c2cc8a264c9241@[]> VERIZON IPHONE 5 UNLOCKED THANKS TO FCC? James Duncan Davidson September 24, 2012 Last Friday, Jeff Benjamin broke the news on iDownloadBlog that his Verizon iPhone 5 was unlocked. And not just unlocked for international use only-which Verizon has been offering for customers whose accounts have been in good standing for 60 days-but fully unlocked. As in works with domestic carriers like AT&T and Verizon unlocked. He even posted a video showing a cut-down AT&T Micro SIM in his Verizon iPhone 5 providing access to AT&T's network. Jeff wasn't the only one. I've heard from a few other people that they've been able to use their iPhone 5 abroad. For example, Kris Koeller tweeted that he was able to drop a trimmed down Vodafone prepaid SIM he bought in Portugal (¤10 for 10GB of data!) into his brand new Verizon iPhone 5 and it worked just fine. That, my friends, is kind of a big deal for iPhone customers here in the States. ... http://duncandavidson.com/blog/2012/09/verizon_iphone5_unlocked
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2012 21:14:05 +0000 (UTC) From: tls@panix.com (Thor Lancelot Simon) To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Bogus Called ID Message-ID: <k42fit$rkr$1@reader1.panix.com> In article <eu2668hrdefvsq0ft97rpdjr5bipdto2g4@4ax.com>, Pete Cresswell <PeteCress@invalid.telecom-digest.org> wrote: >Per Andrew Kaser: >>Like a lot of folks, I got a robo call asking to donate as little of $3 to >>Romney's campaign. The call came from 202-730-9976. Of course, it is a bogus >>number. >> ... Do subsequent entities have to accept the reported originating number? >>Are they any controls at the origin end to prevent bogus numbers from being >>accepted by the first switch that handles the call? How does the Caller ID >>number jive with all the other information that is needed to distribute the >>revenue among all the parities that carried or handled all or part of the >>call? > >I don't know enough to speak to the specifics, but from >experience: > >- When I make outgoing calls from my iPod via the "Bria" > app over WiFi, I spoof my home landline number so that > when the phone rings on the other end they see that it's > me calling. > > That is a service provided free-of-charge by my VOIP > provider - so it must be easily available to the > telemarketing industry. The carrier providing PSTN connectivity to your VOIP provider should cut off their service for that. -- Thor Lancelot Simon tls@panix.com But as he knew no bad language, he had called him all the names of common objects that he could think of, and had screamed: "You lamp! You towel! You plate!" and so on. --Sigmund Freud
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2012 22:11:02 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Hackers Breached Adobe Server in Order to Sign Their Malware Message-ID: <p062408cacc8ab7067e36@[]> Hackers Breached Adobe Server in Order to Sign Their Malware BY KIM ZETTER 09.27.12 The ongoing security saga involving digital certificates got a new and disturbing wrinkle on Thursday when software giant Adobe announced that attackers breached its code-signing system and used it to sign their malware with a valid digital certificate from Adobe. Adobe said the attackers signed at least two malicious utility programs with the valid Adobe certificate. The company traced the problem to a compromised build server that had the ability get code approved from the company's code-signing system. Adobe said it was revoking the certificate and planned to issue new certificates for legitimate Adobe products that were also signed with the same certificate, wrote Brad Arkin, senior director of product security and privacy for Adobe, in a blog post. ... http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/09/adobe-digital-cert-hacked/ Inappropriate Use of Adobe Code Signing Certificate http://blogs.adobe.com/asset/2012/09/inappropriate-use-of-adobe-code-signing-certificate.html
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