Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Today's Fly Or Die Commerce Report: AT&T and T-Mobile Hit With Light Fines

AT&T and T-Mobile were recently required to pay fines for having advertising that overstates the security of their voicemail systems.

A Los Angeles court found that the mobile phone companies' voicemails aren't "safe from hackers" like their promotions suggests.

The fines were a light slap on the wrists. AT&T agreed to pay $59,300. T-Mobile is to pay $25,000. However, neither company has admitted to any wrongdoing. According to Information Week, "Both companies said they are committed to user security, and are encouraging subscribers to set up advanced passwords for more protection."

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