Compressed web phone calls are easy to bug

Thursday, 19 June 2008, 2:21 PM EST

Plans to compress internet (VoIP) phone calls so they use less bandwidth could make them vulnerable to eavesdropping. Most networks are currently safe, but many service providers are due to implement the flawed compression technology.

The new compression technique, called variable bitrate compression produces different size packets of data for different sounds.

At New Scientist.

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