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  • VOIP hackers

    How can you tell if someone has hacked into your VOIP and can listen in on your conversations? Any good way to prevent this from happening?

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    There are a number of steps that companies can take to protect themselves against VoIP hackers:

    * Keep the VoIP network separate from the data network. Although this does negate some advantages of VoIP ó such as simplified administration through convergence ó it also provides a smaller attack surface and exposes the VoIP network to fewer threats. You can use virtual LAN (VLAN) technology to create a logical separation if you donít want to go with a full-fledged physical separation.
    * Use authentication to ensure that those connecting to the VoIP network from the outside are really who they purport to be.
    * Use encryption so that if hackers manage to capture VoIP packets, they wonít be able to easily decipher them.
    * Use VoIP-aware firewalls and an intrusion detection system/intrusion prevention system (IDS/IPS).
    Keep hackers from eavesdropping on VoIP calls | IT Security | TechRepublic.com

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