VoIP technology has the tech geeks buzzing. It has been touted as:
- the killer of telecoms
- a solution for the third world’s communication gap
- revolutionizing factor in international business
But despite all the buzz, and the predictions that everyone will be it using it by 2009, why does it seem that every time you make a phone call with Skype the quality sucks…or that your Vonage calls constantly get dropped…or worse, that teenage hackers are stealing your personal information and bringing down the whole network?
A VoIP network is susceptible to the usual attacks that plague all data networks:
…viruses, spam, phishing, hacking attempts, intrusions, mismanaged identities, Denial of Service (DoS) attacks, lost and stolen data, voice injections, data sniffing, hijacked calls, toll fraud, eavesdropping, and on and on and on.
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