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Jan 1 2008   2:56AM GMT

VoIP Dubbed “a Time Bomb”

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

The number of VoIP vulnerabilities seems to grow each week as researchers continue to poke holes in this hot new technology. Thus far though, there really haven’t been any attacks, or even exploits developed for the vulnerabilities. That may be in part due to the fact that each VoIP vendor seems to have their own proprietary protocols, and attackers like to focus on common protocols so they can leverage their skills against more than one vendor. Some have speculated that 2008 will be the year that VoIP will be slammed by some major attack. I tend to feel more that there will be attacks, but not necessarily the kind that will bring a corporation to its knees. Still, the vulnerabilities that have been discovered can have a significant impact if exploited and may affect regulatory compliance if left unchecked. Take a look at this article from Computerworld.com for some more insight and predictions regarding the security of VoIP.

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