iPhone 4 preorder saga continues with AT&T account swingers

iPhone 4 preorder saga continues with AT&T account swingers
A hair raising phenomenon was observed by a bunch of folks trying to preorder the new Apple iPhone 4 on AT&T's website. Suddenly they found themselves peeping into someone else's account upon logging into their own to check upgrade eligibility.

AT&T claimed this didn't happen when they tried logging in, and nonetheless no sensitive info such as credit card numbers or social security numbers was visible. While we all know these are marked with Xs in your account, other information such as addresses, phone calls and bills is not, and this to us is clearly sensitive info as well.

The other day we had Apple's iPad 3G users affected with the reason being prepopulating some online forms which left their emails exposed, now what will be the spin on this, AT&T? The whole incident is supposedly due to fraud prevention overhauling of AT&T's software without the due testing. Still, whatever you name it - cross-reference of databases, server upgrade problems, etc. - it is not cool to breach the customer's privacy every other day.

source: Gizmodo via Engadget

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8 Comments

1. testman22

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

At&t is continuing to prove they don't deserve the iphone

2. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Apple has had tons of problems with their site and other issues too. I suppose you'd say they don't deserve to make it? Idiot.

3. deejay52420

Posts: 29; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Haha I agree with HOVA things happen the reason you dont see these type of meltdowns (which i dont believe this one even happened) is because the other carriers dont have the iphone therefore no way near the traffic at one time

4. JeffdaBeat unregistered

No one expected this. In years past with the 3G and the 3GS...there was nothing compared to this. Making every AT&T iPhone users who were eligible in 2010...making them eligible now...of course there would be a rush. Plus, all those sandbaggers from other networks that have been waiting for the iPhone to come out (and this year was "Definitely" the year it would happen) have probably given up.

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

deejay, even with the iphone, ATT does not push as much data as VZW or Sprint. The report that came out a month or so ago proved that. Its not the iphone, its ATT's shitty network. ATT could never handle the data vzw pushes.. and pushes with ease.

8. WhoDatBe

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 25, 2010

with 660000 (reportedly) orders no one will be ale to handle that. hell, sprint cant even get their systems to work on sundays for crying out loud. if verizon had the iphone first this will be their story or anybody else who had teh first chance to carry it. common sense people. with huge success comes haters quit drinking that hater-ade. whoever hates on a company that you have a choice to use are idiots. advertizing is what gets us to buy and judge people for what they have. cell phones are tools for us to make life easier not social status (and yes i know i know poeple are like that). i love goose island 312 im not gonna bash you for drinking old style lol. whoever decides on picking a cell phone carrier or device with the advice of these hating knuckle heads NEVER! there are too many cynical bastards in here that got burned like an ex girlfriend. ah..ok i feel better now haha

6. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

remix, another report came out and showed AT&T is ahead and will increase its data consumption more than anyone over the next 2 years, but you may be correct.

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

predictive reports arent worth toilet paper. your weighing things that dont exist. In 2 years, we'll see were things are at, but i highly doubt ATT will be #1 in data. It actually has to pass sprint before it gets to pass VZW (where both carriers sell a ton of aircards more than ATT as well as smartphones). Add on top of that the mass migration of people to LTE when that gets launched. VZW will have LTE years before ATT ever turns it on. Whats hot news today is tommorows trash.

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