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Sprint Responds to Developer’s Disclosure of Virgin Mobile Security Shortcoming

A Sprint spokeswoman today responded to a software developer’s claim that millions of Virgin Mobile users are vulnerable to attacks due to inadequate authentication mechanisms.In an email sent to Computerworld, Stephanie Vinge Walsh said Virgin Mobile, a subsidiary of Sprint, has multiple safeguards to prevent someone from tampering with users’ accounts.

Developer Warns Millions of Virgin Mobile Subscribers About Authentication Flaw

An Alamo, Texas developer on Monday warned Virgin Mobile U.S. subscribers that their accounts can be hacked after the company failed to respond with a fix.”I reported the issue to Virgin Mobile a month ago and they have not taken any action, nor informed me of any concrete steps to fix the problem, so I am disclosing this issue publicly,” Kevin Burke said in a blog post.

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