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False sense of security "exposes" escort service customers.

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In many cases, a false sense of security causes people to put themselves at much greater risk.

The following article describes a “burner” phone service that re-uses the temporary phone numbers. It appears that number a security researcher received was previously used by a sex worker, who’s customers continued to send pictures and messages to the number after it had been re-assigned.

DOH!

 

Recycled ‘burner’ number sends sex worker’s clients to security researcher | ZDNet

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8 comments

  • Adix Ehal · September 18, 2014 at 4:50 am

    Why you ashamed of this. Escorts service is legal.

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    • Author comment by Lance Cottrell · September 18, 2014 at 9:42 am

      I could not say why they are ashamed, but it appears to be the case. It also looks like “escort” is a euphemism in this case.

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  • John · September 21, 2014 at 7:03 am

    Privacy and your mobile phone is a myth, check this out… http://jtbigdata.blogspot.com/2014/09/social-responsibility-part-3-big-data.html

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  • Nicole Scarlet · March 23, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Good and informative post..

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  • Percy Jack · April 30, 2015 at 2:14 am

    Look it not about ashamed or being legal but I think it’s absurd that many time unnecessary call and message come. Well I did not know much about all these stuff as luckily I am not a victim but I can imagine the case of victim as one of mine friend is to suffering from it.

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  • kiuric34 · May 29, 2015 at 7:42 am

    Interesting post..

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