Viruses use VoIP phones to hack Corporate IT

“VoIP security is just beginning to get more attention now that VoIP adoption has reached a tipping point in the last year,” claims David Endler.

His threat is quoted in newswireless.net today.

Endler is chairman of the Voice over IP Security Alliance (VOIPSA). “He was endorsing an announcement by Sipera VIPER Lab, operated by Sipera Systems, of nine threat advisories for WiFi/dual mode telephones from vendors including RIM, HTC, Samsung, Dell and D-Link”, Sipera said: “Dual-mode phones are used to automatically switch between WiFi and cellular networks, thus providing lower costs, improved connectivity and a rich set of converged services utilizing protocols including SIP. However, these protocols also expose enterprise and service provider networks to new VoIP security issues. Left unchecked, these can be exploited by hackers, malicious users and spammers,” the announcement concluded.

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