VoIP

VoIP decision means Skype now illegal

"The Chinese regulator has declared Internet phone services other than those provided by China Telecom and China Unicom as illegal, which is expected to make services like Skype unavailable in the country. The decision was criticized as a measure to protect the duopoly of state-owned telecom carriers, media reports said yesterday." | more

Thousands lost in rising VoIP attacks

"Australian network companies have told of clients receiving phone bills including $100,000 worth of unauthorised calls placed over compromised VoIP servers. Smaller attacks have netted criminals tens of thousands of dollars worth of calls. A Perth business was hit with a $120,000 bill after hackers exploited its VoIP server to place some 11,000 calls over 46 hours last year.

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