VoIP soon to be a target for hackers

Wednesday, 17 January 2007, 1:06 AM EST

In Hacking Exposed VoIP, which hit bookshelves last month, authors David Endler and Mark Collier argue that VoIP technology “is about to hit critical mass” and will become a favorite security hole for hackers to slip through to disrupt IT operations. Endler and Collier hope their book can show not just how to crack a VoIP network — which it will — but also how to lock one down.

According to Endler, who is director of security at 3Com Corp.’s TippingPoint division in Austin, hackers have begun to use VoIP in phishing exploits that emulate the interactive voice response systems of legitimate companies.

At Computerworld.

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