Tag: Security Fails

Will the data privacy law in Austria take the same turn as the non-smoker protection law?

As most of you know, the new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) will become effective on the 25th of May. While this will happen all over Europe, in a small country in its heart the government cannot bring itself to implement the allowed penalty range, just as all other states in this union do. Austria…
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T-Mobile Twitter Plaintext Passwords

We store your passwords in plain-text, but don’t worry, our security is amazingly good!

What a dumpster-fire last Friday was for T-Mobile Austria. For anyone unaware of what went down, have a look at this twitter feed: http://archive.is/6566W Now, I am not out to bash T-Mobile or the social media manager(s) that have been involved, but there are a few lessons to be learned from this. T-Mobile’s representatives were…
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