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Cell phone hacked, profane message left

Posted: November 13, 2012 - 11:17am

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A man called deputies Thursday stating someone hacked his cell phone and changed his outgoing message to one filled with racial slurs and profanity.

The 55-year-old man said he got a call Thursday morning from a Verizon representative, who said there was a disturbing message on his outgoing greeting. The man called his phone and listened to the message. It stated that the man was mad because the president is black and that he didn’t want to talk to any blacks. The message used a profane term to refer to African-Americans and was inflammatory and laced with profanity.

The man went to the Verizon store on Washington Road in Evans to figure out how someone hacked his phone and changed the message. A store employee said it is easy if someone can determine the man’s security code.

Verizon personnel removed the message and reset the man’s security code.

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OpenCurtain

Take heed

As with any electronic password protected device, there are always a top 10 popular passwords that people will use to protect them.

Cell phones are no different.

See:

http://techland.time.com/2011/06/13/the-10-most-popular-iphone-passwords...

for details.

To make matters more interesting.
Some cell phone providers have default passwords,
that the new phone owners never change to access their voice mail.

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