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May 28, 2009  3:40 AM

Gone Vishing



Posted by: Tony Bradley
automobile warranty, credit card, interest rate, Phishing, scam, vishing, voice

No. Its not a typo. Vishing is a new twist on phishing scams using voice, typically VoIP. There have been two prevalent vishing scams recently: one selling extended automobile warranties and one offering to reduce your interest rate on your credit cards. You may have received such calls on your...

May 28, 2009  3:31 AM

Social Networking on Company Time



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Facebook, facetime, Security, Social networking, Twitter, Web 2.0

Employees are only human. They take breaks. They get distracted. As companies demand more from fewer employees and blur the line between 'work' time and 'personal' time, it is to be expected that personal or non-business use of computer and network resources will occur. But, how much is too...


January 18, 2009  5:50 AM

Summing Up VoIP Security for 2008



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Mark Collier, SecureLogix, Security, toll fraud, VoIP

A lot happened in 2008. We had what seemed to be a marathon Presidential campaign season capped off with the election of the first African-American to be President of the United States. We had a housing crisis with a mortgage industry in free fall. We had the government bailing out Wall Street...


December 27, 2008  3:19 PM

Security Funding First To Go In Tough Economic Times



Posted by: Tony Bradley
budget, funding, investment, Security, UC security, Unified Communications, VoIP, VoIP security

Let's be honest - even in a good economy, when business is booming, security is still a reluctant after-thought in most cases. Why do we have Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, GLBA, PCI DSS and other legislation and regulatory requirements? Because companies can't be trusted to do the right thing of their own...


December 22, 2008  2:50 PM

Exploiting VoIP for Toll Fraud



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Hacking Exposed, SecureLogix, toll fraud, VoIP, VoIP security

Toll fraud is nothing new. Pretty much since there have been telephones, or at least enterprise telephone systems, attackers have sought to somehow hijack or piggyback on them in order to place toll phone calls at the expense of the company that owns the phone system. As with many other types of...


December 9, 2008  1:46 PM

FBI Warns of Asterisk-based Vishing Attacks



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Asterisk, Digium, FBI, Phishing, vishing, VoIP security

The FBI has issued a warning that a vulnerability in the open-source Asterisk platform, used by many as a free IP PBX, can lead to the system being...


December 4, 2008  4:15 AM

VoIP Security: The Great Afterthought



Posted by: Tony Bradley
SearchUnifiedCommunications, Security, TechTarget, UC, Unified Communications, VoIP security

Why is security always an afterthought? It seems that time and again there are technological innovations that businesses embrace. They do their due diligence to compare their options. They invest heavily to purchase and implement the new technology. They spend money to educate users to take...


November 30, 2008  5:27 AM

Verizon Provides Ground Rules for Successful UC



Posted by: Tony Bradley
best practices, guidelines, UC, Unified Communications, Verizon

In the world of IT it seems like it is often too easy to throw things together. New technologies are bought and implemented. Integrating them with existing hardware and software is an exercise in duct tape and shoe horns that happens after the initial rollout. Security is something that is tacked...


November 17, 2008  4:00 PM

Comodo Offers 3-year Certificates for Microsoft UC



Posted by: Tony Bradley
certificate, Comodo, Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft, Office Communications Server 2007, SSL, UC, Unified Communications

While it is possible to build a Microsoft unified communications infrastructure using only private certificates generated internally, it greatly handicaps the effectiveness of the UC environment. In order to communicate with devices connected outside of the network- including laptops of employees...


November 16, 2008  1:54 PM

UCSniff Brings Vulnerability Scanning to VoIP



Posted by: Tony Bradley
penetration testing, Sipera, UCSniff, VoIP, VoIP security, vulnerability scanning

Sipera Viper Labs has developed a new VoIP security tool called UCSniff. UCSniff monitors VoIP communications and identifies weaknesses or holes in VoIP security which could potentially be exploited by an attacker. As this


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