Friday, January 12, 2007

How to SPIT at the IT Expo

How do you SPIT?

Imagine going to your voicemail, and finding five messages from people selling you timeshares or Viagra. SPIT stands Spam over IP telephony, and it is one of the downsides of Voice Over IP. Since phone calls could be free using VoIP, an industrious hacker might figure out how to find all the SIP phones out there and call them and leave a voice mail message. At this month's Internet Telephony Show in Fort Lauderdale, I'm going to show you how it might be done.

Don't hate me; I'm trying to help. How? Well, I'm not the only engineer on the planet, and if I can figure it out, you KNOW somebody else can too. By describing how SPIT can be created, the more intelligent people out there can figure out how to prevent it, or at least how to minimize it. Hope to see you there.

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