Hackers' latest choice: Internet phones

Tuesday, 3 August 2004, 10:40 AM EST

New technology comes with risks, no matter how great the advantages. Computers and computer networks, for instance, can store huge amounts of information, but they can also freeze, crash, melt down, or be the targets of malicious attacks.

The dangers are no different with Internet phones, which more and more consumers and businesses are using. The phones break voice conversations into data packets and route them over the Internet, a cheap and more flexible alternative to traditional phone calls that travel over copper wires.

By Ken Belson at IHT.

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