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|Date: Fri, 2 Oct 2015 02:22:45 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: A billion Android phones are vulnerable to new Stagefright bugs Message-ID: <DDD21A50-D1FC-42C4-B754-D0E620C120E0@roscom.com> A billion Android phones are vulnerable to new Stagefright bugs Stagefright 2.0 comes as Android users were still recovering from Stagefright 1. by Dan Goodin Oct 1, 2015 http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/10/a-billion-android-phones-are-vulnerable-to-new-stagefright-bugs/|
|Date: Thu, 1 Oct 2015 19:15:06 -0400 From: danny burstein <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Data breach - this time Experian and … T-Mobile Message-ID: <Pine.NEB.email@example.com> [T-Mobile web site] T-Mobile CEO on Experian's Data Breach I've always said that part of being the Un-carrier means telling it like it is. Whether it's good news or bad, I'm going to be direct, transparent and honest. We have been notified by Experian, a vendor that processes our credit applications, that they have experienced a data breach. The investigation is ongoing, but what we know right now is that the hacker acquired the records of approximately 15 million people, including new applicants requiring a credit check for service or device financing from September 1, 2013 through September 16, 2015. These records include information such as name, address and birthdate as well as encrypted fields with Social Security number and ID number (such as driver's license or passport number), and additional information used in T-Mobile's own credit assessment. Experian has determined that this encryption may have been compromised. We are working with Experian to take protective steps for all of these consumers as quickly as possible. Obviously I am incredibly angry about this data breach and we will institute a thorough review of our relationship with Experian, but right now my top concern and first focus is assisting any and all consumers affected. I take our customer and prospective customer privacy VERY seriously. This is no small issue for us. I do want to assure our customers that neither T-Mobile's systems nor network were part of this intrusion and this did not involve any payment card numbers or bank account information. rest: http://www.t-mobile.com/landing/experian-data-breach.html _____________________________________________________ Knowledge may be power, but communications is the key firstname.lastname@example.org [to foil spammers, my address has been double rot-13 encoded]|
|Date: Fri, 2 Oct 2015 02:21:00 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Prison phone companies charing high rates Message-ID: <7A3B17BD-C722-48CD-96A0-8B5F88F1BB71@roscom.com> Prison phone companies charging "endless" fees to families of inmates FCC says it will put a stop to price gouging. by Jon Brodkin - Oct 1, 2015 http://arstechnica.com/business/2015/10/inmate-calling-companies-sock-prisoners-families-with-endless-fees/|
|Date: Fri, 2 Oct 2015 02:19:45 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: T-Mobile aims to buy enough low-band spectrum to cover whole US Message-ID: <BBFF1039-A8C9-4784-A5B7-9EF1E3048882@roscom.com> T-Mobile aims to buy enough low-band spectrum to cover whole US Carrier says it will complete "full national footprint" to boost LTE coverage. by Jon Brodkin Sep 30, 2015 http://arstechnica.com/business/2015/09/t-mobile-aims-to-buy-enough-low-band-spectrum-to-cover-whole-us/|
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