Verizon Swats Bug (Finally)
ThreeZee, a security research startup based in Bridgeton, New Jersey, found a flaw in Verizon’s text messaging service that allowed users of the service to easily view mass lists of SMS messages sent to Verizon cellular customers, including the telephone number and the text of the message.
ThreeZee notified the RBOC about the bug a month ago, but Verizon failed to acknowledge the problem until the startup issued a press release about it today.
"We called Verizon and sent many emails, but we had no response from them... We told them, if they worked with us, we’d hold off on going public with the information," says Mike Kristovich, security researcher at ThreeZee.
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