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  • Wired : Voicemail Hackers Phone It In

    Ok who wants to email Michelle Delio and ask her what year this is?

    Voicemail Hackers Phone It In
    http://www.wired.com/news/print/0,1294,58517,00.html

    Here's how the scam works: The default passwords that SBC issues to new users of their voicemail services are in a specific format and are easily guessed.
    it's no fucking wonder they have that splash ad on their front page... they need to bring in money somehow because they are losing so many of what readers are left in the world...

  • #2
    sigh... I thought we had her reformed...

    maybe a slow news month

    my favorite is:
    "One is just to mind fuck with someone just because they can," said Sweeney. "But I also know that hackers will set up conference calls this way to discuss various 'business deals' at no cost to themselves. They might have set up the conference ... and just left the line up when they were done -- it's the victims' dime, so why bother stopping it?"
    I was under the impression that wired was too classy to post full quotes, including expletives.. not that I'm offended, but impressed.

    So many voicemail accounts, so little time.. I think it is pretty defacto for every cell phone vm, office vm system.. The quote about the lady not being told to change her password was pretty lame. Yeah, DMV never told me I have to break in front of a brick wall either.. just follow their other rules and I'm sure I'll be fine
    if it gets me nowhere, I'll go there proud; and I'm gonna go there free.

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    • #3
      It is amazing that people could be so lazy as to not spend a few minutes changing a password when it could end up costing them thousands. Or they think hey the company bought it for me it must be secure. This is why companys send thier security people to defcon. :D

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      • #4
        ... and I bet these people's computer password is "password"
        _____________________
        rootin shootin & tootin

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        • #5
          Or for the really lazy people just pass. :D

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          • #6
            my favorite lazy password that i notice is people's usage of they qwerty keyboard...

            asdf - sure seems random, if you have never seen a qwerty keyboard that is...

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            • #7
              passw0rd if there is any password strength validation... It might also had to be Passw0rd on some more secure place
              /* NO COMMENT */

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              • #8
                Originally posted by blackwave
                my favorite lazy password that i notice is people's usage of they qwerty keyboard...

                asdf - sure seems random, if you have never seen a qwerty keyboard that is...
                can't forget 1234Qwer - it passed my security requirements... but still .....
                _____________________
                rootin shootin & tootin

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                • #9
                  I read this to a buddy in the cell phone business. He said when he started his default password was "yesicanhearyou"

                  Scary.

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                  • #10
                    lmao...how much stupider can people get?

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                    • #11
                      Hmmm..., i dont know my own passwords, but i everytime can login ;). I thing that passwords like "bgtujmnhz" or "739146825" or a other (much better) system on your keyboard are the best ;). U can remember it easy and i dont thing that it will be easy to guess.
                      ┬┤the fucks ur poblem?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by SyntaX
                        Hmmm..., i dont know my own passwords, but i everytime can login ;). I thing that passwords like "bgtujmnhz" or "739146825" or a other (much better) system on your keyboard are the best ;). U can remember it easy and i dont thing that it will be easy to guess.
                        I tend to stay away from any sort of password that has a pattern to it. I just use a random password generator each month and change all my passwords.
                        The penguin is watching.
                        "The DefCon forums dont reward knowledge, but punish iggnorance." -Noid

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                        • #13
                          chances are it is a pseduo-random password generator... and try putting two of those side by side sometime ;) some things were never mean to be "random". :D especially when it comes to the human brain :)

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                          • #14
                            I like to take the first letters of a short saying sometimes for my passwords, that way there random and easy to remember.

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                            • #15
                              I don't use passwords, I use passphrases :) like:
                              hickorydickordocktryingtohackthisislikesuckingmygl ock

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