A group of researchers from the Institute of Telecommunications of the Warsaw University of Technology have devised a relatively simple way of hiding information within VoIP packets exchanged during a phone conversation.
A team of researchers has proved that it is possible to determine the IP address of a user and tie it with his Internet use, and even correlate this information to his file-sharing activity with high accuracy, by taking advantage of a privacy hole in Skype.
The Chaos Computer Club claims that a government-made "lawful interception" Trojan has abilities that exceed those allowed by the nation's legislature and that those features can be easily misused by third parties through a series of design and implementation flaws.
Every now and then, cyber criminals misuse "good" software in order to do bad things, and the latest instance of this modus operandi has been spotted by NSS Labs researchers.
The SANS Institute will be teaching the first European session of its new Security 540: VoIP Security course at the upcoming SANS Secure Europe event in Amsterdam this May.
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