T-Mobile Austria stores passwords as plain text

A customer was questioning if rumors that T-Mobile Austria was storing customer passwords in plain text, leaving the credentials like sitting ducks for hackers. Whoever was manning T-Mobile Austria’s Twitter account confirmed that this was the case, but that there was no need to worry because “our security is amazingly good.”

That line is going to bite T-Mobile Austria in the backside, if or when they next get hacked. To be fair, it’s late at night in Europe and the Twitter account was probably being handled by an overworked social media worker, but it’s not a good look. Especially when people started digging further and found various security shortcomings. The whole thread is a mind job.

But that doesn’t excuse the plain-text password storage.

Source: T-Mobile Austria stores passwords as plain text, Outlook gets message crypto, and more • The Register

Organisational Structures | Technology and Science | Military, IT and Lifestyle consultancy | Social, Broadcast & Cross Media | Flying aircraft