VoIP Hacking Tools Released

by Bruce Stewart

Dan York is at the annual Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas and shares the news that a suite of VoIP security tools has just been released by David Endler and Mark Collier, authors of Hacking Exposed VoIP: Voice Over IP Security Secrets & Solutions. The existence and release of these kind of tools often causes many in the affected community to get all up in arms and make dire and drastic predictions about the potential fall-out from nefarious uses of such programs, but I'm in agreement with Preston Gralla that this is really actually a good thing. Releasing tools like this will place the security issues out in the open and help level the playing field, which can only be good for the industry in the long run. I believe it's far better for these tools and the vulnerabilities they highlight to be known and addressed then to be hidden away under the sole control of someone who may have illicit intentions.