Synopsis: The Crystal Ball Edition - Top VoIP Security issues of 2006 and predictions for 2007, Skype worm that wasn't, drive-by SPIT, OpenID for SIP authentication, poking holes in firewalls, listener comments and more...
Welcome to Blue Box: The VoIP Security Podcast #48, a 50-minute podcast from Dan York and Jonathan Zar covering VoIP security news, comments and opinions.
NOTE: For the first time in many shows we had an issue with the recording of the show that introduced gaps and other audio artifacts. Unfortunately, I was not running my backup recorder and schedules (and holidays) made a retake impractical. So my apologies... and if you are new to the show, please don't judge the show by the audio quality of this particular show.
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- 00:21 - Intro to the show, contact information and how to provide comments. Welcome to all the new listeners - and to all those listeners who have been here for so long! Special welcome to readers who found us through the new Hacking Exposed: VoIP book that was just recently released.
- 01:50 - Programming notes:
- 04:08 - CNET: Confusion over Skype security threat clears up – all sorts of reports originating from the Websense blog entry – other links: CBC ComputerWorld TechWorld SC: Hackers unleash worm that targets Skype Heise Online – also Earthtimes gets it right
- 06:31 - DarkReading: VoIP More Vulnerable
- 09:09 - McGraw-Hill press release about Hacking Exposed: VoIP and also CRN: VoIP Risks Take Center Stage in 2007
- 09:49 - CNS: Telecom execs conclude enterprise security products insufficient for carrier networks
- 11:14 - Xchange Online: Survey: Security a Concern in Product Rollouts
- 12:44 - Heise Security: The hole trick: How Skype & Co. get round firewalls (tip to 21talks )
- 13:26 - Network Magazine (India): Voice over IP: Security issues to the fore
- 15:50 - Aswath Rao: There is No Money in the Authentication Business with some reaction, particularly from PhoneBoy Kveton and Alec Saunders
- 20:51 - ITBusiness.ca: The pros and cons of having a contractor do security
- 22:22 - VoIP News: Building VoIP Security at the Gateway Level – part of a special on VoIP Gateways
- 23:47 - Greatreporter.com: Hackers ‘can eavesdrop on 70% of web calls’
- 24:44 - LinuxDevices: Belkin WiFi Skype phone based on Linux
- 26:04 - Oral Health & Dental Practice Management: Technology in Tomorrow’s Dental Office
- 27:21 -Bluesocket Achieves VoIP Vocera Certifications
- 28:42 - Feature - Top VoIP security stories from 2006 and predictions for 2007. Some links mentioned in the discussion:
- 46:23 - Upcoming shows:
- Jan 23-26, 2007, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Internet Telephony Conference and Expo – East
- Feb 5-9, 2007, San Francisco, CA, RSA Conference 2007
- Feb 27-Mar 1, 2007, San Francisco, Emerging Telephony 2007
- Mar 1-2, 2007, London, EUSecWest
- Mar 19-21, 2007, San Jose, CA, Spring 2007 VON
- Mar 23-25, Washington, DC, ShmooCon ‘07
- Apr 16-20, Vancouver, BC, Canada CanSecWest 2006
- 47:26 - Review of the last week's traffic on the VOIPSEC public mailing list
- 48:04 - No comments other than Aswath's note about OpenID that we covered earlier.
- 48:45 - Wrap-up of the show
- Reminder that you can subscribe to the show via email as well as RSS
- Mention of our Frappr map
- 50:11 - End of show
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