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Virgin Mobile Shrugs as Coder Warns Accounts Are Easily Hijacked

Virgin Mobile U.S. promises its customers that it uses “standard industry practices” to protect its customers’ personal data – but according to a Silicon Valley web developer, any first-year coder can bust into a subscriber’s account, see who they call and text, register a different phone on the account and even purchase a new iPhone.

After discovering how easy it is to write a line of code that easily guesses users’ passwords because of weak authentication systems, a developer contacted the company, only to be told they weren’t planning on doing anything about it.

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