Here Come Malicious VoIP Hackers

from the time-to-worry? dept

We’ve already written about VoIP spam, but now some are getting worried about the potential for VoIP hacking. While phreaking certainly isn’t a new pastime, by putting voice packets on an IP-based network, the hacking is much easier — whether it’s something as simple as knocking out the phone system with a virus or effectively wiretapping an entire company’s phone system. Of course, the article doesn’t provide too many examples, and (in part) seems like a paid advertisement for a company that claims to have some solutions to secure corporate VoIP offerings. The potential for a problem is clearly there, and some tools appear to be in place as well, but it certainly doesn’t seem like a widespread issue at this point.

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