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Major VoIP Security Threats That Can Hamper Your Business

  • August 3, 2022

VoIP is the future of the telephony industry. The flexibility of acquiring and setting up a VoIP based communication solution to simplified maintenance, reduced telecommunication cost, and many more advantages related to VoIP based telecommunication solutions define the worth of using this platform. With every good, there is something bad associated. In the case of VoIP, security threats are common. The smart telephony platform helps in overcoming these security threats, but it is necessary to know about major VoIP security threats.

In many cases, a VoIP development company adds security mechanisms and helps in safeguarding the network. But, still, it is necessary to know the major VoIP security threats to deal with them more consciously.

Major VoIP Security Threats 

1. Brute force attack

This is a common threat faced in the VoIP industry to run toll frauds. Hackers breach security by guessing or using brute force to crack the password. Weak passwords are easier to crack. The hackers gain access to the user extension and run high cost toll frauds.

The VoIP service providers use fraud detection and management software, two way authentication, and the necessity of having a strong password for all extension users. The smart telephony platform adds it as one of the integrated add-ons to enhance security against this threat.

2. Caller ID Spoofing

It is also known as Vishing or social engineering. It is a way to use someone else’s identity to gain personal advantage. The caller ID will be known as identical or you would find voice phishing by hearing the voice of someone you already know. This type of security threat can cause major financial loss for the call recipient.

Smart telephony solutions like ASTPP implements STIR/SHAKEN to overcome this common VoIP security threat.

Check out our complete webinar on STIR/SHAKEN.

3. DoS (Denial of Service) and DDoS (Destructive Denial of Service)

The hackers crash the VoIP network by running services or queries that the system cannot handle as per its capacity. This causes many issues to the VoIP service providers that use software like class 4 Softswitch, multi tenant IP PBX, etc.

The fraud detection and management software can help businesses keep the VoIP software and network protected.

4. Eavesdropping

The hackers can hack your chat or conversations and convert them into publicly shareable files. This can put the reputation of your business or clients at stake. Usually, the VoIP solution users are business professionals and this can cause a leak of sensitive business information, which would lead to a major loss.

Concluding notes

In conclusion, as VoIP based calls and whole voice over IP networks function on the internet, the attempts to breach and misuse this network and these solutions are common. There are many loose ends like weak passwords and hacking software such as Voice Over Misconfigured Internet Telephones (VOMIT) to help these hackers.

The smart VoIP solution providers are not staying behind. They add various security means into the software to keep a VoIP network and VoIP users protected from these known and even unknown threats. 

If you are interested in knowing more about a smart telephony platform that can help enhance your VoIP network security.