Error
  • JUser::_load: Unable to load user with id: 67

Featured Articles

Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Nvidia adjusts GTX 980 and GTX 970 pricing

Nvidia adjusts GTX 980 and GTX 970 pricing

It appears that Nvidia has been feeling the pulse of the market and took some note from comments regarding the original…

More...
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus reviews are up and they are good

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus reviews are up and they are good

Apple is dancing the same dance year after year. It releases the iPhone and two days before they start shipping it…

More...
Amazon announces three new tablets

Amazon announces three new tablets

Amazon has just released three new tablets starting with the $99 priced 6-inch Kindle Fire HD6. This is a 6-inch tablet…

More...
PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

Today we will take a look at the PowerColor TurboDuo Radeon R9 285. The card is based on AMD’s new…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Thursday, 29 March 2007 15:06

Optus Network fault allows eavesdroppers

Written by

 mobile

 






Listening in down under

 

    A fault in Australian telecom company Optus's land and mobile networks has engineers baffled.

The glitch allows customers to eavesdrop on others' phone calls.


It was originally thought to be limited to the Optus pre-paid mobile service, but smh.com.au readers have subsequently described the issue occurring in Optus' landline network as well.


According to the online broadband community, Whirlpool the glitch works like this.  If a customer is out of credit they can ring customer care. A recorded message tells me that I have insufficient credit left to make the phone call, but instead of hanging up it begins to ring and it is possible to hear conversations of other mobile phone users.

It seems that the call logs into the next phone call going through the tower or exchange."
The Optus landline service has a similar problem.  If a customer responds to the tone on the handset notifying that they have voicemessages stored, by pushing the voicemail button on my landline handset they will connect to other customers trying to get their voicemail.

More here

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments