back to article O2 vs Vodafone: Mobe firms grab for GCHQ, gov.uk security badge

Both Vodafone and O2 are claiming to be the best mobile phone network for people, particularly government people, who are worried about security. O2 is crowing about achieving the secure and government-approved network certification known as CAS(T), which stands for CESG Assured Service (Telecommunications), O2 being the first …

  1. frank ly Silver badge

    Cyber Security Accreditation

    If you get that, does it mean you've cooperated in installing GCHQ taps into your network?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Cyber Security Accreditation

      No, it means your network is a non-trivial challenge except to certain GCHQ-restricted tools.

  2. Longrod_von_Hugendong
    FAIL

    Either one is very secure here in Scotland...

    cos their coverage is crap. I have moved to a number based provider since there coverage is good, and I get 3G. In an interesting story, I got 4G on a trip to Birmingham a fews weeks ago, which was slower than the 3G speed I get here, so not overly impressed with 4G.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Either one is very secure here in Scotland...

      You got 3G in Birmingham? Clearly not in the areas I've worked....

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    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: CESG?

      The good news is that since Mr Harris has been started working here we have had significant improvements in a number of our processes and significantly improved our reporting ability.

      The bad news is there has been a sharp rise in HR issues....

      Mine's the coat with the book "How to avoid crossing the line" in the pocket. The book is unread.

    2. Bloakey1

      Re: CESG?

      "No offence to Rolf Harris."

      What!!! His animal TV show is cancelled tonight as it was titled "How to handle young beavers".

      May they rot in prison the lot of them.

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  5. dephormation.org.uk
    Unhappy

    Vodafone...?

    The telco that allowed the Californian company Bluecoat to covertly monitor their UK network, engaged in replay attacks launched from Bluecoat's offices in California, and all done without knowledge or content from either party to the communications... that one?

    See,

    Vodastalk; Vodafone and Bluecoat Stalking Subscribers

    https://nodpi.org/2011/06/22/vodastalk-vodafone-and-bluecoat-stalking-subscribers/

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