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Vodafone Reveals Some Governments Have Direct Access to Their Data Centers

Vodafone Reveals Some Governments Have Direct Access to Their Data Centers
Jun 06, 2014
Vodafone , the world's second-largest mobile carrier with more than 400 million customers around the world has issued its first " Law Enforcement Disclosure Report ", reveals that the governments in some of the countries it operates, have direct access to its network allowing them to listen to all conversations. The Company has broken its silence on government surveillance and after Snowden's revelations about NSA , this is the only most comprehensive transparency report ever published by an International company detailing that how some Governments are taking advantage of their laws to infiltrate citizens privacy. Vodafone operates in 29 countries, where the government agencies need legal notices to tap into customers' communications, but some of those countries are actually tapping directly into their network, without any need for a warrant or any explanation. There are many countries like Albania, Egypt, Hungary, India , Malta, Qatar, Romania, South Africa and Turk

Vodafone Germany rolls out SIM Card-based end-to-end Encryption

Vodafone Germany rolls out SIM Card-based end-to-end Encryption
Mar 11, 2014
Since mobile has become a basic need for every common as well as important figure now a days. So, every company is highly working to find more effective ways to protect sensitive data of their users and in the race, Vodafone lead the game. In collaboration with its security partner Giesecke & Devrient ( G&D ) which is an international leader in mobile security solutions, Vodafone is offering an end-to-end encryption for mobile communication based on the phone SIM card. Secure Data such as emails, documents, data carriers, and VPN connections will be signed and encrypted by the SIM in such a way that they are unreadable to unauthorized third parties assuring your security and privacy. SIM users have to encrypt the data by simply using a PIN and a digital signature, and the same is needed in order to decrypt the communication. " The solution uses the widespread S/MIME encryption program for email exchanges, and in the future, encryption via PGP will also be

Vodafone Iceland hacked and exposed 70000 Users' Personal Information

Vodafone Iceland hacked and exposed 70000 Users' Personal Information
Nov 30, 2013
Today Vodafone Iceland was hacked by the Turkish group of hackers Maxn3y (@AgentCoOfficial) who in the past has stolen data from airports' systems, electronic giants and fast food company. The hackers announced via Twitter  that he has successfully compromised Vodafone Iceland server and defaced the official website ( Vodafone . is ), including various other sub-domains including the company mobile site. The hackers disclosed a compressed 61.7MB rar file which is locked with password TURKISH and that contains a collection of files including one titled users.sql that appears to contain the 77,000 user accounts.  The file includes user names, social security numbers, encrypted passwords as many other encrypted information. The portal CyberWarNews posted the list of files disclosed and provided information on their content. Following the complete list of files leaked: v2.sql Multimedia database, nothing critical, 400K of user tracking and logging with user agents, refers etc.

Vodafone Germany Hacked; Attackers accesses banking data of two million customers

Vodafone Germany Hacked; Attackers accesses banking data of two million customers
Sep 12, 2013
Vodafone Germany has been hacked and Personal details of more than two million customers have been compromised, some including banking details. Stole data includes names, addresses, birth dates, and bank account information, but the hacker had no access to credit-card information, passwords, PIN numbers or mobile-phone numbers. According to a blog post on the Vodafone website, The company has already involved law enforcement agencies in the investigation, and it is confirmed that a suspect has been identified and searches conducted in the case, but didn't say whether the suspect was an employee or an outsider. It's unclear when the breach took place, but it appears to have involved a successful compromise of an internal server on Vodafone's network. Vodaphone said it is taking action to prevent this type of incident from occurring again, including reinstalling servers and changing passwords and certificates of all administrators. Vodafone customers outside of Germany aren&#

Snowden : Seven Private Telecom Companies giving unlimited access to British spy agency

Snowden : Seven Private Telecom Companies giving unlimited access to British spy agency
Aug 02, 2013
The latest release from Edward Snowden shows that the Vodafone, BT, Verizon and some other total seven Private Telecom Companies have been secretly collaborating with the British spy agency, GCHQ and giving unlimited access to the details of phone calls, emails and Facebook entries. Another leak claimed that The US government has paid at least £100m to the UK spy agency GCH Q over the last three years to secure access to and influence over Britain's intelligence gathering programs. One of the PowerPoint presentations, dating 2009, mentions British Telecom, Verizon, Vodafone, Level 3, Global Crossing, Interoute and Viatel, and Sueddeutsche Zeitung calls them key partners of GCHQ. Snowden left the Moscow airport in a taxi, although his intended destination was not clear. The US said it was extremely disappointed by Russia's decision. According to Snowden, when handing over these documents, " It's not just a US problem " and he stated that, in fact, GCHQ is
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