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After years of warnings, mobile network hackers exploit SS7 flaws to drain bank accounts • The Register
Experts have been warning for years about security blunders in the Signaling System 7 protocol – the magic glue used by cellphone networks to communicate with each other. [...]

O2-Telefonica in Germany has confirmed to Süddeutsche Zeitung that some of its customers have had their bank accounts drained using a two-stage attack that exploits SS7.

In other words, thieves exploited SS7 to intercept two-factor authentication codes sent to online banking customers, allowing them to empty their accounts. The thefts occurred over the past few months, according to multiple sources.
o2  telefonica  germany  ss7  mobile  2fa  security  hacks  cellphones 
may 2017 by jm
Ucas sells access to student data for phone and drinks firms' marketing | Technology | The Guardian
The UK government's failure to deal with spam law in a consumer-friendly way escalates further:

UCAS, the university admissions service, is operating as a mass-mailer of direct marketing on behalf of Vodafone, O2, Microsoft, Red Bull and others, without even a way to later opt out from that spam without missing important admissions-related mail as a side effect.

'Teenagers using Ucas Progress must explicitly opt in to mailings from the organisation and advertisers, though the organisation's privacy statement says: "We do encourage you to tick the box as it helps us to help you."'

Their website also carries advertising, and the details of parents are sold on to advertisers as well.

Needless to say, the toothless ICO say they 'did not appear to breach marketing rules under the privacy and electronic communications regulations', as usual. Typical ICO fail.
ucas  advertising  privacy  data-protection  opt-in  opt-out  spam  direct-marketing  vodafone  o2  microsoft  red-bull  uk  universities  grim-meathook-future  ico 
march 2014 by jm
Python Infrastructure Status - SSL Verification Errors on PyPI
There appears to be a problem affecting a number of users where SSL verification errors will be shown saying "pypi.python.org" does not match "addvocate.com". As Best we can tell this appears to be related to the ISP. It seems to be affecting folks using O2 or O2 related companies. We've also reports of it affecting people using Free.

Cause appears to be one of the IP addresses returned in the Geo DNS for Europe returning a certificate for addvocate.com. It's not clear at this time *why* that IP address is returning a certificate for addvocate.com.

Turned out to be a routing loop in the fast.ly London POP (via Mick Twomey)
via:micktwomey  o2  censorship  filtering  internet  ssl  tls  pypi  python  geodns  pki 
july 2013 by jm
Music firms secure orders blocking access to Pirate Bay - Crime & Law News from Ireland & Abroad | The Irish Times - Wed, Jun 12, 2013
Four major music companies have secured court orders requiring six internet service providers to block access by subscribers to various Pirate Bay websites within some 30 days in a bid to prevent illegal downloading of copyright music and other material. [...]

Today, Mr Justice Brian McGovern said he was satisfied to make the order in circumstances including that new copyright laws here and in the EU permitted such orders to be made. He said he fully agreed with a previous High Court judge who had said he would make such blocking orders if the law permitted and noted the law now allowed for such orders. The form of the orders means the music companies will not have to make fresh applications to court if Pirate Bay changes its location on the internet.
pirate-bay  blocking  filtering  internet  ireland  upc  eircom  vodafone  digiweb  three  imagine  o2  copyright 
june 2013 by jm
#O2Fail – What You Need To Know About Mobile Phone Content Control
'Because it’s easy for a kid to find a site that isn’t blocked – or to “borrow” mum or dad’s credit card – it’s of no serious concern to the intrepid kid. It does suck if they want to find out how not to get AIDS though. So, we’re stuck with a situation that’s expensive for MNOs, embarrassing and annoying for consenting adults, and trivial for a child to bypass.'
o2fail  o2  uk  politics  filtering  censorship  porn  the-sun  page-3  mobile  from delicious
march 2011 by jm
O2's page on their new "block 18+ content on mobile internet" policy
O2 UK have just instituted a mandatory block for all "18+" content, which is only removed once the customer pays a UKP1 fee via credit card (which is immediately refunded). Twitter is *full* of angry UK O2 users right now
o2  uk  content  credit-cards  filtering  censorship  adult  from delicious
march 2011 by jm
o2 Broadband Dongle Working on Ubuntu 10.04
the Huawei E1752 dongle does that horrible thing where it defaults to acting as a USB storage device containing the Windows drivers, instead of acting as a 3G modem by default. usb_modeswitch should be in the Ubuntu base install to deal with this crap
usb  broadband  o2  hauwei  e1752  ubuntu  dongle  from delicious
september 2010 by jm
O2.ie blocking popular image-hosting sites imgur.com, imageshack.com
apparently the IWF blocklist now lists them, in a typically overzealous false-positive-prone move, and O2 intercept and block IWF-listed URLs
iwf  fail  blocking  filtering  o2  ireland  imgur  imageshack  censorship  fps  from delicious
july 2010 by jm
O2 iPhone Customers - Get out of contract! - boards.ie
wow, O2 Ireland seem to have dropped the ball something rotten here. customers taking advantage of this in droves to escape the heinous 18-month lock-in
o2  ireland  loophole  contract  law  from delicious
june 2010 by jm
Point Village Market
a new outdoor weekend market for Dublin, at the O2 on the north quays. good farmer's market selection, and plans to do free-for-all stalls for random members of the public to sell "yard sale" type stuff, a la the Dublin Flea Market
the-point  o2  ireland  dublin  markets  farmers-markets  shopping  via:sboyle  from delicious
june 2010 by jm
Tethering with your O2.ie iPhone
well done O2, you've made it insanely complicated and marginally useless
tethering  iphone  o2  ireland  wireless  3g  tariffs  telco  from delicious
february 2010 by jm
HTC Hero is on Meteor
according to Fergal, at half of the price of O2's iPhone "deal"
htc  hero  o2  iphone  android  phones  mobile  ireland  meteor  from delicious
november 2009 by jm
O2 Ireland blocking sites listed in the UK IWF list
supposedly should only list child porn sites, but sounds like it's got frequent false positives on file upload/download services nowadays
fps  o2  blocking  ireland  contract  false-positives  iwf  uk  law  from delicious
october 2009 by jm
Irish eyes aren't smiling as iPhone 3GS supplies constrained
'Facing customer complaints - one customer has waited three weeks for their new iPhone - O2 firmly pinned the blame on Apple, "There has been unprecedented demand for the new iPhone 3GS since it went on sale in June, not just in Ireland but around the world. We continue to work with Apple to ensure frequent deliveries of stock into Ireland,” an O2 spokesman said.'
ireland  iphone  stock  3gs  o2  shortages 
august 2009 by jm
Boards.ie thread about iPhone 3GS shortages
YA set of "I got mine after queueing from 7.30am" posts. wtf Apple, this is a shambles
apple  stock-control  shipping  ireland  o2  boards  just-in-time  delivery  retail  not-very-good-at-this 
august 2009 by jm
o2.ie's iPhone stock levels
massive shortages of iPhones in Ireland; this forum thread is apparently the most reliable way to determine if you'll be able to get your hands on one (via Keith)
via:keith-brady  phones  iphone  apple  o2  ireland  shortages  drought  forums 
july 2009 by jm

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