In keeping with the initially defined plan, the Voice over IP Security Alliance (VOIPSA) released a report on security threats to VoIP technology that should provide the industry with a clear view of existing vulnerabilities. The Alliance, which already has more than 100 members, aims to guarantee a basis for future discussions between companies but also to provide more complete information to end users.
Jonathan Zar, VOIPSA Secretary, admits that greater knowledge about the risks and technical and social advantages / disadvantages of technology is essential for the future of VoIP. In declarations to the international press, this official admitted that the main current threat focuses on the criminal behavior, in the form of illegal call monitoring, DoS attacks (denial-of-service) and use of false identification in calls.
VoIP Security Threat Taxonomy is the first project completed within the scope of the Association and was started in March this year. Some parts of the document were placed on the website, being accessible to registered users who can contribute with their comments.
The Alliance intends to continue this work of defining threats and by the end of the year, a list of security requirements that must be ensured in VoIP should be published.
Just this week Skype revealed an independent security analysis carried out at its service after criticisms about the lack of privacy and the virus threats that emerged.
2005-02-10 – VoIP Security Alliance wants to promote the use of technology with more information