Security

Update: Verizon, “We Weren’t Hacked”

Verizon responded to the ZD Net story about a records hack late Saturday: That’s pretty impressive for a Saturday evening before Christmas, but I suppose something that has a monumental impact like this deserves the utmost attention. This morning, Tibit’s Twitter feed (that I easily accessed late Saturday) is disabled: Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
Security

Verizon Accounts Hacked

ZDNet reports that a hacker by the handle, TibitXimer, gained access to Verizon’s consumer database (3 million+ customers) and posted a “pastebin” (list of names/information) portion of the file (about 300,000 names) on the internet for download. TibitXimer clarified that this hack is FIOS-related and not Verizon Wireless: I strongly suggest Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
Miscellaneous

Jump Ship to “Big Red”

Here’s a blatant example of pandering to the masses: please click on this link if you’re thinking of changing cellular carriers. I’m quite satisfied with Verizon Wireless, and especially the Share Everything plan and my new, lower bill. You’ll need to enter the referral code “DroidLawyer” to help me get points Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
Smartphones & Tablets

The Great Tethering Debate

Verizon recently took some heat from the FCC for its hard stance on restricting tethering between mobile devices and other accessories. A lot of readers (mostly non-lawyers) are interested in my view (preferably a legal opinion) on tethering. Dedicate fans of The Droid Lawyer blog will know I’ve discussed tethering, Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago