Enterprises must avoid IP telephony for teleworkers or face attack

05 March 2007

Pre-configured phones vulnerable

Enterprises have been warned to avoid IP telephony for staff engaged in teleworking.

While tweaking firewalls for premium VoIP traffic allows easier remote access in a telework environment, it can also create a potential security hole putting the network at risk.

Security firm director, Neil Wise, said hackers can access a network by locating the address of VoIP Web servers on Google or by scanning for commonalities in mail server protection lists.

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