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Old 13-02-2013, 16:47
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O2 customers are being told to beware what they are saying over their mobile phone as other customers have been connected to other people's phones and able to listen into the call.


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Old 13-02-2013, 17:17
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Haha what a complete fail for O2
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Old 13-02-2013, 17:49
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A bit of a security flaw surely, especially for businesses. Someone has reported hearing other people talking to their bank!
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Old 13-02-2013, 17:55
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That's why terrorists dont use o2
They use T-Mobile (Taliban Mobile)

My poor attempt at a joke.... shut up!
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Old 13-02-2013, 18:16
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That's why terrorists dont use o2
They use T-Mobile (Taliban Mobile)

My poor attempt at a joke.... shut up!
So thats where they get their new name from. When a bomb goes off everythings everywhere.

Il get my coat.
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Old 13-02-2013, 18:37
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I thought it was weird the other day...I got cut off from my call and could just hear someone with a broad Scots accent rambling on about a car. ( I think his accent was probably his best security!!).
At least there is now an explanation for it.....
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Old 13-02-2013, 18:41
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not just on o2, there is a thread on here about it happening to vodaphone customers as well
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Old 13-02-2013, 18:45
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Cornerstone. Where they share your calls as well as thier masts...
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Old 13-02-2013, 19:18
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Have we had any comment from O2 yet? it was in The Register and some other places online yesterday. Today MoneySavingExpert, if this continues it'll get picked up by the mainstream news.

Just the thought that a very personal conversation could be being listened in to by somebody else without your knowledge is terrible. Why no comment from O2 I wonder?
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Old 13-02-2013, 19:30
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Cornerstone. Where they share your calls as well as thier masts...
Their BSC's and RAN's are seperate though.

No reason why Voda should be affected.
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Old 13-02-2013, 19:41
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That's why terrorists dont use o2
They use T-Mobile (Taliban Mobile)

My poor attempt at a joke.... shut up!
Hahaha Taliban Mobile :') http://www.weeville.com/TMAT.jpg
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Old 13-02-2013, 19:51
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Posted about it the other day but was pretty much ignored:

http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1797447
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Old 13-02-2013, 20:15
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Hahahahaha Hahahahaha
I just nearly wee'd mysefl!
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Old 13-02-2013, 20:20
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not just on o2, there is a thread on here about it happening to vodaphone customers as well
Waaaay in the past it's happened to me on Orange, too, and it must have affected enough people to have news stories on it.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/09...odafone_cross/
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Old 13-02-2013, 21:06
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Their BSC's and RAN's are seperate though.

No reason why Voda should be affected.
Yeah it is very strange.. Someone has broken something somewhere or GCHQ has buggered our mobile networks
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Old 13-02-2013, 21:11
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This reminds me of the old days when you could listen into calls on a scanner.
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Old 13-02-2013, 22:28
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This reminds me of the old days when you could listen into calls on a scanner.
This reminds me of the really old days. When I was a child we could only afford a party line with the next door neighbours. This meant if you picked up the phone and heard them on a conversation you had to wait until they finished.
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Old 13-02-2013, 23:21
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It happened to someone on Virgin Mobile last week too, they reported it on their forums.

http://community.virginmedia.com/t5/...s/td-p/1699632
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Old 13-02-2013, 23:39
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O2 report this is now fixed.
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Old 14-02-2013, 14:51
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technolog...sed-lines.html

As expected, it's now being reported by more mainstream news sites.
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Old 14-02-2013, 19:39
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I was taking to a guy about a car when a female voice speaking Spanish cut across.
Bizarre, never had that happen before
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Old 14-02-2013, 21:33
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Sounds like it's still happening.

As predicted it's being reported in all the papers now. After last years incident where they spewed out users phone numbers to all websites they visited this is a touch embarrassing.

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tech/new...les-calls.html

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...ers-calls.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...listen-in.html
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Old 15-02-2013, 16:14
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Sounds like it's still happening.

As predicted it's being reported in all the papers now. After last years incident where they spewed out users phone numbers to all websites they visited this is a touch embarrassing.

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tech/new...les-calls.html

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...ers-calls.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...listen-in.html
Unfortunately this is not an O2 exclusive fault, I have had it happen on Orange (and it was reported in media). So wavejockglw will be happy since his precious network cannot be singled out for criticism.
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