Telecom is still running tests on its djuice WAP email service, which remains closed following a security breach.
The service was taken down last Friday after some djuice users were able to read emails sent to other people. Djuice is a mobile internet portal owned by Telenor Norway which provides WAP and text messaging technology to telecomms service providers around the world. In New Zealand djuice users connect through Telecom’s CDMA network.
Telecom spokeswoman Linda Sanders says however that because the Telenor platform wasn’t stable, Telecom was using its own in-house platform when the problems occurred.
It seems that information sent during a WAP session remained on the network port it was sent through for 60 seconds after the user has logged off. If another user logged on to the same port within brief period, they saw the emails sent by the previous person.
She says djuice has about 6000 email users and Telecom has received three or four complaints. She says djuice users can still access their email through a PC.
Telecom Xtra’s WAP email service is separate and wasn’t affected.