Now We Need To Worry About VoIP Spam

from the uh-oh dept

We're still trying to beat down spam, and people have been getting increasingly worried about IM spam and SMS spam, and all of a sudden one company is warning us that the rush to VoIP systems may lead to VoIP spam. In other words, once VoIP is just an app on the network, it shouldn't be all that difficult for someone to write a script that would basically spam a voice message to millions of VoIP systems. Of course, the company discussing this problem is bringing it up because they've now patented a solution that they claim will stop VoIP spam. All this really means is they've made clear the technique that future VoIP spammers are now figuring out how to work around.


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    DV Henkel-Wallace, Jun 25th, 2004 @ 1:12pm

    I'm already getting it -- from Vonage

    Vonage spams its users. I called customer support to get off their spam list and customer support swore they weren't doing it. Then I got more.

    I'm migrating people to my mobile number and then I'm canceling Vonage. Why pay to be spammed?

     

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    Till Radermacher, Jul 30th, 2004 @ 2:33am

    I worried about VoIP spam

    Hi Mike, I wrote my diploma thesis on this topic (VoIP Spam). Attached you find the abstract. If you are interested I'd be happy to give you further information.
    Till
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    This thesis discusses the spam problem and presents possible solutions for making voice
    over IP networks secure to spamming.
    Spam has been an annoyance for communication via E-Mail since approximately six years. However, there is almost no spam in voice over IP networks since they are not very common yet. With the growth of these networks verbal communication that is virtually for free to a large community becomes possible. The same was true for written communication via E-Mail six years ago. An emergence of spam like it happened to
    E-Mail in voice over IP networks is to be prevented in any case. Providing theories
    and methods for preventing this is the focus of this thesis.

     

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    yuehua liang, Oct 31st, 2004 @ 10:32pm

    Re: I worried about VoIP spam

    Hi Till,
    My name is yuehua liang, a researcher from China. I am very interested in this topic and found your thesis is valuable. Could you please share the ideas to deal with voice spam emails with me? we can cooperate on this. Thanks a lot.

    Regards,
    yuehua

     

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    yuehua liang, Oct 31st, 2004 @ 11:02pm

    Re: I worried about VoIP spam

    my email is:
    pierce2003@126.com
    please contact me. Thanks.

     

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    Chan, Nov 2nd, 2004 @ 3:25pm

    Re: I worried about VoIP spam

    Would you kindly share your paper with me? I'm trying to understand more about VoiP, especially VoiP spam. My email is channan99@yahoo.com. Thanks a lot.

     

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    Till Radermacher, Nov 3rd, 2004 @ 1:26am

    Re: I worried about VoIP spam

    Hi again, I sent both of you an E-Mail with a link to my thesis, I hope you received it. I'd be happy to receive some feedback.

    thx Till

     

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    Rey, Nov 4th, 2004 @ 12:46pm

    Re: I worried about VoIP spam

    Hi Till, I'd like to know more about your thesis and how you plan on securing our networks against these kinds of spam???

     

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    Rey, Nov 4th, 2004 @ 12:48pm

    Re: I worried about VoIP spam

    by the way, you can email me at reyus1@yahoo.com

     

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    Phil, Nov 4th, 2004 @ 3:57pm

    Re: I worried about VoIP spam

    Hi Till,
    I have read your posting in techdirt, and I am very much interested reading your thesis on VoIP Spam.

    Would it be possible if you can send me a copy of your thesis?
    Phil

     

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    Phil, Nov 4th, 2004 @ 3:58pm

    Re: I worried about VoIP spam

    Hi Till,
    I have read your posting in techdirt, and I am very much interested reading your thesis on VoIP Spam.

    Would it be possible if you can send me a copy of your thesis thru my personal email :pilorufin@hotmail.com?
    Phil

     

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    Till Radermacher, Nov 8th, 2004 @ 4:07am

    Re: I worried about VoIP spam

    Hi again,
    as there seems to be some interest in my thesis and I already sent it to some of you guys I might as well post a link here. You can find my thesis at www.nic.at/voipspam/voip-spam-final.pdf

    If you got any questions or comments please send me an E-Mail to firstname.surname@fh-sbg.ac.at (my firstname is till, my surname is radermacher).

    Kindly,

    Till

     

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    Dennis, Nov 12th, 2004 @ 8:08am

    Re: I worried about VoIP spam

    Hi Till, can i also have a copy of your thesis? thanks!

     

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    John, Mar 14th, 2006 @ 1:44pm

    Re: Re: I worried about VoIP spam

    Hi,

    Is it possible for you to send me your thesis on voip spam ?

    Regards,
    John

     

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    curly, Jan 27th, 2008 @ 12:33pm

    need some SPAM

    I'm looking for a megaton of SPAM to go my way. Feel free to SPAM the following accounts:

    curly@csat.binc.net
    moe@csat.binc.et

     

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    Mel, Dec 14th, 2009 @ 7:26am

    Re: I worried about VoIP spam

    Hi Till, me name is Melanie, I'm doing my thesis in VoIP SPAM. I will be very grateful if u can share ur thesis with me... my email is: melaning21@yahoo.com

    thank u very much.

     

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