Synopsis: Blue Box Special Edition #26: Astricon 2007 presentation - "Hacking and Attacking VoIP Systems: What you need to worry about"
Welcome to Blue Box: The VoIP Security Podcast Special Edition #26, a 55-minute podcast from Dan York and Jonathan Zar covering VoIP security news, comments and opinions.
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A year ago in September 2007, I (Dan York) spoke at Astricon 2007 in Arizona, USA, about "Hacking and Attacking VoIP Systems: What You Need To Worry About" My presentation covered a lot of the typical VoIP security threats, tools and best practices but also expanded a bit into specific security issues with Asterisk. Please do keep in mind that it has been a year since this presentation and so some of the issues I mention have been addressed. (Astricon, for those who don't know, is an annual developer conference for those who work with the Asterisk open source telephony platform. Astricon 2008 is, in fact, coming up in about 3 weeks but I will not be attending this year.)
The slides for this talk are available from Slideshare:
(And yes, at some point I'll sync the audio with the slides.)
Production assistance on this Special Edition was provided by Michael Graves who had a very tough task given the poor quality of the recording that I gave to him! Kudos to Michael for getting it to sound as good as it does.
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