Do you use VoIP a lot at home or in your office? If you do, you have to make sure that you are updated when it comes to security issues. For one thing there’s spam over IP telephony. Spam doesn’t just come in the form of comments on blogs or email. You could also get it on VoIP. Good thing that there are companies such as Sipera which is trying to crackdown SPIT. It would surely be a hassle if you don’t deal with it because you might get calls for credit card offers and what-not.
One other thing that researchers are concerned about is that VoIP applications like Skype are open to hacker attacks such as denial of service. Cisco has dealt with it with their CallManager. But what about every other application out there? Are they all secure enough to use? That is why maybe it is time to have the specs out in the open so that there could be more people working on making it more secure.
VoIP sure is useful but people sometimes abuse it. Like in the article about phishing and VoIP, phishers try to make things set up so that they could appear as though they are banks and they would make users call a certain number. How terrible to pretend something they are not! Quite sinister, if I may add. That is why people have to be very careful when it comes to such calls. One must validate the claims and check out the source. Checking the background is going to be an essential.
We need to be responsible with the technology that we use. This is especially when we use it for business. We never know who will be affected.