Ministers clueless about voice mail

Ministers and civil servants are unaware of how their voice mail works allowing tv news programme EenVandaag to listen in to their messages.

The programme revealed on Wednesday evening that it had eavesdropped on a host of voice mails including those of prime minister Mark Rutte, foreign minister Uri Rosenthal and Alexander Pechtold, leader of the liberal D66 party.
Politicians and civil servants, who are all given a Vodafone subscription, were not aware that anyone can listen to voice mails on the server unless the default code of 333 is changed.
According to Vodefone, it is up to the mobile phone user to know this and to change the code. The codes have now been altered.

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