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September 4, 2009  1:56 AM

Implementing Security When Its Too Late Is a Double-Negative



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Adam Boone, Security, Sipera, toll fraud, UC, Unified Communications, VoIP

Implementing security controls after an attack or compromise of data is like shutting the barn door after the horse has already escaped...but worse. Getting serious about VoIP and unified communications security after the whole solution is architected and implemented is costly enough. It is...

August 27, 2009  8:49 PM

2.6 Million Lost Jobs Result of Communications Fraud



Posted by: Tony Bradley
communications fraud, jobs, Security, toll fraud, UC, Unified Communications, VoIP

Did I get your attention? I thought I might. Now, let's step back and look at the perhaps questionable or dubious math I used to arrive at this sensational conclusion. A recent worldwide


July 31, 2009  8:21 PM

The Rising Risk of Toll Fraud



Posted by: Tony Bradley
risks, Security, SIP, toll fraud, UC, Unified Communications, VoIP

Toll fraud is not new. Toll fraud has existed in some form, more or less, since telecom providers have charged customers for placing calls. But, just as technology and the computer / Internet revolution have streamlined productivity and helped people to work more efficiently, it provides the same...


June 27, 2009  12:24 PM

VoIP Fraud Meets Terrorism



Posted by: Tony Bradley
al qaeda, mumbai, pakistan, terrorism, toll fraud, voip fraud

A recent report in the Wall Street Journal details the bust of a VoIP toll fraud ring in The Phillipines. According to the WSJ article:

A federal grand jury in New Jersey indicted three people Friday,...


January 25, 2009  2:15 PM

Attackers Place $120,000 in Unauthorized Phone Calls



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Evangelyze Communications, toll fraud, VoIP, VoIP security

Your phone bill varies from month to month in many cases. Actually- maybe not. I have been using Vonage for my home phone service for about 5 years now and the flat fee is what it is. I don't pay for voicemail service, or any additional amounts for...


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 29, 2008  3:03 PM

Protecting VoIP Against Three Common Threats



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Denial-of-Service, DoS, Spam over Internet Telephony, SPIT, toll fraud, voice, VoIP, VoIP security

There are a number of way, theoretically, that a VoIP communications system could pose a security risk to an enterprise. Let's face it, while the network administrators have been in the trenches fighting unauthorized access, malware infections, data compromise, and more on a daily basis for the...


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...


November 30, 2008  1:38 AM

Beware Extension ’9011′



Posted by: Tony Bradley
9011, extension 9011, international direct dial, toll fraud, VoIP, VoIP security

If you have ever used a corporate phone system, you are probably familiar with the concept of dialing '9' to get an outside line. That allows employees to simply dial extensions to communicate internally, but still use the normal plain old telephone system for placing calls outside of the company....


December 28, 2007  8:27 PM

VoIP Vulnerabilities



Posted by: Tony Bradley
skype worm, toll fraud, Unified Communications, vishing, VoIP

I know I am a broken record, or kicking a dead horse, or some other analogy about stating the same obvious thing over and over, but as the world adopts VoIP for voice communications they need to be aware of the security risks and take the appropriate steps to protect their communications and their...


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