VoIP hacking exposed

By | August 4, 2006

Businesses who switch over to internet telephony systems in a bid to slash telephony costs have been warned to guard against hacking attacks. The latest VoIP security threats and countermeasures were outlined at a presentation at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

The talk, by security experts from SecureLogix and 3Com´s Tipping Point security appliance division, was accompanied by the release of 13 new security tools.

SecureLogix CTO Mark Collier and David Endler, director of security research at 3Com explained how the scope and severity of attacks on VoIP networks is likely to increase as adoption increases. That much is well enough understood in security circles but the talk aimed at going further by explaining the types of attacks that are likely to occur and how to defend against these exploits. A variety of VoIP attack scenarios were outlined by Collier and Endler, the chairman of the Voice over IP Security Alliance (VOIPSA).Read Full Story

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