T-Mobile installs GPRS network firewall

Friday, 22 November 2002, 1:54 PM EST

T-Mobile USA Inc. said it has fixed problems that allowed hackers to probe a limited number of customers connected to its GPRS network, according to company spokeswoman Kim Thompson.

T-Mobile has installed a firewall on the segment of its network that had allowed hackers to probe GPRS IP connections that are used by what Thompson described as "less than 100 users" (see story).

Mike Palmer, the Washington-based technology director for the broadcast division of The Associated Press in New York, had detected more than 25 hacker probes in the past month against a laptop PC used to send video and text files over the T-Mobile GPRS network.

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