Voicemail tapping – that’s so 1999

Philips C12Yesterday we saw Clive Goodman and Glenn Mulcaire go to jail for voicemail tapping. When the story first came out I remembered something that I did 7 years ago. A hall mate Lisa was on BT Cellnet, the same network as me. Taking a guess that she wouldn’t have changed her default pin I called her whilst she was on the phone, got through to the voicemail message, pressed the correct button, entered the default pin and then went around the options. I chose record new message. For two days people calling Lisa and getting through to her voicemail couldn’t workout why they had been diverted through to Dominios Pizza.
Back then it was easy, and it seems that it is still easy for journalists to do the same trick.

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