Network convergence could leave your phone vulnerable

Monday - 6/7/2010, 4:20pm EDT

Gary Wood, research consultant, Information Security Forum

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  • Do you have an IP phone? Maybe you've used Skype or Google Voice? Most of those use Internet technologies in some way. And we've seen a convergence of multiple networks for voice, data, video and other services onto a single infrastructure based on IP -- Internet Protocol. The Information Security Forum, a British based non-profit security research organization, says the network convergence has the potential to leave serious gaps in security. Gary Wood is a research consultant from the Information Security Forum. He looked at this security convergence and wrote the report on the convergence of these IP tools -- and DorobekInsider asked him about the impact this has on security. Click on the audio link above to hear the interview.

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