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VoIP Vulnerabilities Tested

July 27, 2010
A University of North Texas-led collaboration is developing a geographically distributed, secure test bed to analyze Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) vulnerabilities. VoIP allows people to make toll-free phone calls over the Internet. Some 24 million U.S. households are predicted to use the new technology by 2008. The test bed project aims to identify security issues and solutions before damage is done.

The three-year project will investigate voice spam prevention (VoIP phone systems can be spammed like email); attacks on networks and Internet resources that render them unavailable (denial of service); quality of service; and 911 service dependability. The unique test bed will also be used to discover security holes arising from operating VoIP with conventional phone networks.