/>
X
Home & Office

Spam In SIP?

Some very smart people believe that the Session Initiation Protocol, a signaling protocol for Internet telephony and related multimedia communications,is vulnerable to spam attacks."It is important that the SIP community react now, rather than later, and define and deploy anti-spam measures before the problem arises," writes an unbylined author on the Sweden-based VOIP Forum site.
zd-defaultauthor-russell-shaw.jpg
Written by Russell Shaw, Contributor on

Some very smart people believe that the Session Initiation Protocol, a signaling protocol for Internet telephony and related multimedia communications,is vulnerable to spam attacks.

"It is important that the SIP community react now, rather than later, and define and deploy anti-spam measures before the problem arises," writes an unbylined author on the Sweden-based VOIP Forum site.

VoIP-enabled SIP spam hasn't happened yet, but the case can be made for a pre-emptive attack. And yes, I must say that some quiteinfluential individuals who believe in a strategy of pre-emptive attacks have had a pretty good week.

Want to know more about the associated vulnerabilities, and what can/should be done? Scientist Jonathan Rosenbergand two of his collaborators believe that stronger authenticated identities and building a SIP-specific consent framework are key.

Here, they explain why.

Editorial standards

Related

Ransomware: This is how half of attacks begin, and this is how you can stop them
gettyimages-close-up-of-fingers-typing-on-glowing-red-backlight-keys-on-a-computer-keyboard.jpg

Ransomware: This is how half of attacks begin, and this is how you can stop them

This device claims to solve everyone's biggest remote work problem
Logitech Sight

This device claims to solve everyone's biggest remote work problem

After being smashed into by a NASA spacecraft, Dimorphos asteroid grows a tail
noirlab2223a

After being smashed into by a NASA spacecraft, Dimorphos asteroid grows a tail