How to prevent VoIP phishing
No. While encryption
is useful for protecting VoIP
traffic from snooping, it does not stop VoIP phishing
VoIP phishing is when an attacker uses an automated tool to call VoIP numbers (and POTS numbers) to
leave a message pretending to be your bank or other e-commerce entity. Therefore, even with a
rock-solid encrypted VoIP connection, attackers can still make such calls.
To guard against VoIP phishing, be leery of giving sensitive personal information especially
over your VoIP phone. And remember, VoIP caller IDs are easy to spoof, so don't trust the friendly
voice on the other end of the phone line, until they prove their identity.
- Learn why hackers started using VoIP in phone
- Learn how to mitigate other VoIP threats in this VoIP
Security Learning Guide.
This was first published in August 2006