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October 25, 2007


Did you see this snippet from Reuters yesterday?


I am curious as to what the background of this Vonage exploit might be, and why it might have hit the newswires. Something old or something new?

Will you mention it in Podcast #70?

David, Yes, we do talk about it on BBP 70 and I also intend to write a Voice of VOIPSA blog post about it. The eavesdropping item is really old news in that we've been talking about this weakness in consumer VoIP services for most of the two years of Blue Box! The other SIP exploits are ones I haven't heard of, but I'm not terribly surprised to learn of them because they are the typical type of exploit that people need to test for - but yet we're seeing that people don't.

Thanks for the comment,

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