Hackers behind the big reds 4g lte outage

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  1. WoZzY

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    Just got a call from a buddy he is a store manager with big red corp store i shot him a text when i came on this morning & read about the 4g lte network outage asked him what was up & he said he called the big reds corp office & it is looking more & more like hackers have shutdown the lte network something along the lines of a ddos attack if this is true this is big news
     
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    not good, not good at all

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    Must have hit LTE and PS3 at the same time....

    too soon?
     
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    Holy crap...
     
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    coincidental? hmm...

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    If it is hackers we are all screwed it will just GET VERIZON & OTHER WIRELESS COMPANYS & PHONE MANF A REASON TO LOCK DOWN SECURITY EVEN TIGHTER THAN IT IS NOW
     
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    gives them a reason to lock absolutely.

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    I really hope that was meant as a smartass joke aimed towards Sony!

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    I can't imagine it would affect phones at all, maybe they would up the security on their servers.
     
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    Really hoping it isn't hackers that would really suck if they start locking everything down and i was just reading yesterday that moto was considering unlocking their bootloaders :/

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    They put an important caveat in there,
    β€œIn terms of your question – we completely understand the operator requirement for security to the end user, and as well, want to support the developer communities desire to use these products as a development platform. It is our intention to enable the unlockable/relockable bootloader currently found on Motorola XOOM across our portfolio of devices starting in late 2011, where carriers and operators will allow it.”

    So if no carriers want an unlocked bootloader, then we would still be SOL
     
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    Speculation, plain and simple. Move along ... move along ...