Networking

12:03 PM
Connect Directly
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%

Networking This Week: More Bad News On VoIP Security

Worried about the security of VoIP? You've got good reason to. This week, a whopper of a VoIP security concern surfaced.

Worried about the security of VoIP? You've got good reason to. This week, a whopper of a VoIP security concern surfaced.

It was revealed that serious flaws in Cisco's CallManager VoIP software could be exploited by hackers to launch denial of service attacks, and even redirect calls at will or eavesdrop on conversations. Cisco's issued an advisory that details where to get patched editions of CallManager that are ready to download and install

Despite security concerns, VoIP keeps chugging along and its popularity soars. XO Communications Inc. announced that it had carried 1.6 billion minutes of VoIP traffic across its national IP network in the second quarter of this year, representing 15% growth over the previous quarter.

Also in VoIP news, AT&T announced E-911 functionality for its broadband CallVantage VoIP telephone service. Expected to be complete by midsummer, the E-911 implementation will make the CallVantage service compliant with the recent Federal Communications Commission (FCC) order on E-911 services.

And those who favor VoIP on the go got good news: Wi-Fi aggregator Boingo and VoIP vendor Skype Tuesday announced they were combining their two technologies, enabling Skype's voice callers to use Boingo's hotspots to make calls.

Previous
1 of 3
Next
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Hot Topics
16
White-Box Switches: Are You Ready?
Tom Hollingsworth 7/28/2014
13
Fall IT Events: On The Road Again With 10 Top Picks
James M. Connolly, Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud Site,  7/29/2014
8
Cisco Certifications Confront Changing Skills Needs
Ethan Banks, Senior Network Architect,  7/30/2014
White Papers
Register for Network Computing Newsletters
Cartoon
Current Issue
2014 Private Cloud Survey
2014 Private Cloud Survey
Respondents are on a roll: 53% brought their private clouds from concept to production in less than one year, and 60% ­extend their clouds across multiple datacenters. But expertise is scarce, with 51% saying acquiring skilled employees is a roadblock.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed