Internet Telephony Popular And Dangerous

Posted December 11th, 2017 by Suzy

Conversion of network structures must not run Berlin/Bonn the Internet telephony is always popular but also dangerous. So, the industry association BITKOM announced that the Germans 16 billion minutes of Voice over IP (VoIP) spoke on the phone in the past year. At the same time a voice expert warns of security risks: Dave Gladwin, employees of the VoIP provider of Newport networks, reported that access data be stolen by VoIP users and are already for $17 apiece on the online black market on bbc.co.uk. Although located at the beginning of this branch of Internet crime, but is growing with the increasing importance of voice”, the computer magazine chip. According to Gladwin, especially private users are affected, which make use of unencrypted services, because here the user name and password very easily could be intercepted.

So, an unauthorised person have the ability to make phone calls with these credentials at the expense of the user. The widely used VoIP software Skype was in this respect but sure, because the communication is transmitted encrypted here. It would be many VoIP providers therefore also possible to upgrade their software with an encryption algorithm. Experts warn against a creeping and uncontrollably running changeover of power structures: the can in the long term for consumers and businesses be detrimental. Technological developments and market penetration may not overtake the legal regime such as interconnection and in preventing abuse”calls Renatus Zilles, Chairman of the Board of the Bonn value-added services specialists next ID. The proven and successful business models and taxonomies should be transferred to the new all-IP world. At the same time, you must create conditions to develop new, consumer-friendly services based on new technologies. The decisive basis for it will be the same as today: ensuring the accountability and availability of value-added services and “Service numbers, trusted domains, discrimination-free access to the and for the end user as well as the protection of consumer rights and the effective prevention of abuse, to strengthen the trust in the new services”, so Jude. These are the challenges for business, Federal Network Agency and politics. By Gunnar Sohn

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