How Paris Hilton’s SideKick Got Hacked
Engadget.com is running an article on how Paris Hilton’s email was hacked. They reported that her email wasn’t hacked by some super computer nerd that got into T-Mobile’s server to garner access into Miss Paris’ SideKick. What the person did was guess the answer to her secret question. The secret question was “What is your favorite pet name?” anyone familiar with Paris Hilton would have easily guessed it was her little pet Chihuahua named “Tinker Bell”. What is ironic is that my own secret question into the Blackberry Web Client is also “What is your favorite pet name?”. But we don’t have to worry with RIM. When you answer your secret question an email that includes your password is sent to your handheld instead of automatically giving you access to your account which I’m assuming that is the way T-Mobile does/did it with the SideKick. This would mean a “hacker” would need to know your secret answer and also have access to your Blackberry device.