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Skype security vunerable



 
 
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Old October 25th 05, 09:07 PM posted to uk.telecom.voip
Adam Aglionby
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Skype cracks:

http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2005/10/25/skype_vuln/

Anyone any comment on SIP security?

Thanks
Adam

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Old October 26th 05, 02:27 PM posted to uk.telecom.voip
Mathew Curtis
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Default Skype security vunerable


Adam Aglionby wrote:
Skype cracks:

http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2005/10/25/skype_vuln/

Anyone any comment on SIP security?

Thanks
Adam


Skype is not sip

Mat

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Old October 26th 05, 02:39 PM posted to uk.telecom.voip
Brian Widdas
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Default Skype security vunerable

In article .com, Adam Aglionby wrote:
Skype cracks:

http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2005/10/25/skype_vuln/

Anyone any comment on SIP security?


The reported problem is with the Skype software. SIP is a protocol. There's
no useful comparison to be made.

Brian
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Old October 26th 05, 02:55 PM posted to uk.telecom.voip
Adam Aglionby
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Default Skype security vunerable

Aware that Skype is a proprietary system whilst SIP is an open
protocol.

Reported in above story that Skype has a habit of port hopping to dodge
firewalls presumably to make user setup easy, along with large userbase
makes it attractive to hackers.

As anything takes off it will become target of attacks, happens with
browsers all the time, Firefox has had quite a few security
vunerabilities patched recently.

Seem to remember a variant of PGP being introduced to allow secure,
scrambled, voice communication.

Just wondering if there are yet any reported attempted attacks on SIP
based systems be it `tapping` or exploitation of SIP clients to run
malicious code?

Thanks
Adam

 




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