My Twitter feed was alight this morning with the security issues that have been revealed over O2, apparantly, sending the number of the mobile it is requesting from to the websites it is sending a request too.
Rather then repeat the story, you can read more about this in an article at CNET.
Needless to say, as an O2 customer with a smartphone that I use to browse the web everyday, I am a little bit cross. Other providers don’t feel the need to do this. I think I am lucky to have not been spammed. I don’t even like my friends giving out my number without permission!
I’ve also just renewed my contract with them. But since the alternative would have been GiffGaff, who operate on O2 networks and are exposed to the same issue, I probably would still be whinging about it anyway.