This morning I have been voicing some new voicemail greetings for a client of mine, one of which I recorded in my studio and emailed over, the other 3 were for the company’s various mobile phones. For me to do this quickly and easily, he asked me to dial in to his voicemails, inputting his pin number to access the main menu, and so, I was in. I had the voicemails recorded very quickly.
In this instance, my client had setup his PINs to make sure I could get access, and changed them from the defaults. But this made me think, especially given the recent controversy with the News Of The World phone hacking scandal, how many people don’t change their PINs from the default? My guess is not many….
It’s scarily very easy to get hold of someone else’s voicemails if you were doing it for malicious reasons (when the default PIN is still used), and I think the mobile phone companies need to do something to address this problem, to help make it more secure. The solution? I don’t know, but there has to be a better way of making our mobile phones more secure.
Are you concerned about the ease of access someone could have to your mobile phone? If so, change your PIN now.