O2 plugs MMS picture leak

Mobile network O2 is at the centre of a privacy storm after it was revealed that photos sent by MMS could be found with a simple Google search.

Recipients of MMS photos who don't own a compatible phone - such as the new iPhone 3G - would instead be sent a URL from which they could view the O2 customer's image.

However, it was discovered late last week that the library of photos could be accessed using a simple InURL search on Google.

"As these web pages were wide open to the internet, not requiring any authentication a very small handful were indexed by Google," writes David Cawley on the MailChannels Anti-Spam Blog, who discovered the flaw.

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