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    I have tried the service, it is CHEAP, and works! Major plus, they only take payments via PayPal. One MAJOR problem: Do I need to mention, access to cellphone voicemail boxes that are set to read caller ID and grant access without a password.

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    Guess, it is time to turn my password back ON!
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    Is that really the way it works (voicemail?)? It doesn't know that you are actually calling from their network and not any phone in the world?
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    I tired it from my landline to my Sprint phone - worked without a hitch. Kinda scary, I think this issure should be more public!
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    There was an news item on Future Tense (A Minnesota Public Radio program) about this.

    http://www.publicradio.org/columns/f...04/10/29.shtml
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    How can we get this important issue to the front page... To defeat voicemail all you have to do is spoof a number. This is not good.
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    I've changed my setting. Thanks for the headsup!
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    In our office phone system we can specify any number to show up as the outgoing caller id. Anyone with a PRI interface to the phone network can do it, so it has been around for a long time.
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    I think that is even worse! Well, that still limited it to businesses. Now every Tom, ****, and Harry can do it. I think every user should re-enable their voicemail pin.
    Last edited by XistBoi; 11/23/2004 at 08:00 AM.
  9. #9  
    Quote Originally Posted by XistBoi
    I have tried the service, it is CHEAP, and works! Major plus, they only take payments via PayPal. One MAJOR problem: Do I need to mention, access to cellphone voicemail boxes that are set to read caller ID and grant access without a password.

    Article

    Guess, it is time to turn my password back ON!
    Thanks, just switched mine.
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    How do we spread the word on this issue?
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    in most cell phones you can specify that you want to enter a code to check voice mail regardless of the caller ID of the incoming call, i know you can do that with Sprint
    Treoing & Loving it
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    I signed up for the service to see if it would work to defeat my own voicemail. It doesn't seem to - I got a voicemail from 555-555-5555.
    Highly Mobile iPhone User

    Palm Pilot -> Palm Pilot Pro -> HP 620LX -> Palm VII -> Palm VIIx -> Ipaq 3270 -> Treo 300 -> Treo 600 -> Treo 650 -> Treo 700p - iPhone - iPhone 3G
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    New member here. I don't have a treo 650 yet, plan on getting one this weekend. Have Always used pin, because I have a habit of loosing my phone places and like the extra security at least. Also is there anyway to make a treo require a password at boot?
    Thanks in advance
    Lord_Rahl

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