Exploiting Skype: Building a telephone botnet

From the Industry Standard (Robert McMillan)
Flaws in popular Internet-based telephony systems could be exploited to create a network of hacked phone accounts, somewhat like the botnets that have been wreaking havoc with PCs for the past few years.
Researchers at Secure Science recently discovered ways to make unauthorized calls from both Skype [securescience.net] and the new Google Voice communications systems, according to Lance James, the company’s cofounder.  Read the full story [thestandard.com]  Here’s the paper [pdf] explaining the Google Voice attack.

From the Industry Standard (Robert McMillan)

Flaws in popular Internet-based telephony systems could be exploited to create a network of hacked phone accounts, somewhat like the botnets that have been wreaking havoc with PCs for the past few years.

Researchers at Secure Science recently discovered ways to make unauthorized calls from both Skype [securescience.net] and the new Google Voice communications systems, according to Lance James, the company’s cofounder.  Read the full story [thestandard.com]  Here’s the paper [pdf] explaining the Google Voice attack.

 

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