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Weak Passwords Leave VoIP Phones Vulnerable To Hacking, Experts Warn

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Weak Passwords Leave VoIP Phones Vulnerable To Hacking, Experts Warn

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VoIP phones can be hacked on account of weak passwords, according to security researchers, IT PRO reported. Hackers can make and take calls, transfer them without the user’s knowledge and listen in on private conversations. Security researchers warned that the Internet telephony handsets used in many enterprises are vulnerable to attack by hackers, who are making millions using hijacked phones to dial premium-rate numbers, according to techweekeurope.co.uk. Installers Fail To Change Passwords Paul Moore, a security expert, uncovered this liability after consulting on the installation of some VoIP phones. He noticed IT professionals and installers failed to change default passwords,…

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Lester Coleman

Lester Coleman

Lester Coleman is a veteran business journalist based in the United States. He has covered the payments industry for several years and is available for writing assignments.

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