[Om2009] PIN & PUK

Risto H. Kurppa risto at kurppa.fi
Mon Jun 8 11:15:22 CEST 2009

On Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 11:36 AM, David Fokkema<dfokkema at ileos.nl> wrote:
> Hi list,
> Getting a bit too confident, I decided to change the PIN (default 0000)
> of my SIM.
> 1. Paroli doesn't require you to re-enter the PIN, to make sure you made
> no typo's.
> 2. Paroli doesn't give feedback on incorrect old PIN values, so you
> don't really know for sure the PIN was actually changed.
> 3. On startup, unlocking the phone with your PIN is not very verbose. An
> incorrect PIN results in another 'enter your PIN' screen, but nothing
> like 'PIN incorrect, only 2 tries left'.
> 4. When the SIM is blocked (incorrect PIN) nothing shows in Paroli. It
> doesn't tell you that the SIM is blocked and that you now need to enter
> your PUK code. Having already tried a few times, I asked a colleague for
> his unlocked phone to really make sure I wouldn't block the SIM by
> entering incorrect PUK codes.
> So, does anyone dare reproducing this, ;-) ?

Thank you David for sharing your experience! I don't think we'll soon
find anyone ready to test this (maybe with old SIM cards..). Could you
please report all this to http://www.paroli-project.org/trac so it
will not get lost in the mail archives. I think this is something
quite important to be fixed..


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