Despite Fixes, Google Voice Security Flaws Remain

Google appears to have fixed a significant security hole in its two-week-old Voice calling service though some vulnerabilities remain. Until about 7pm PDT Tuesday, an unauthorized party could use a SIP device to spoof a phone number attached to a Google Voice account to call the Google Voice number. This would give the spoofer access to greetings and voicemail, and the ability to make outbound calls, including expensive international calls. Though SIP access to a Google Voice account is no … [Read more...]

Skype for SIP Opens Enterprise Options

Skype announced Monday a beta project dubbed Skype for SIP that promises to integrate Skype with millions of installed PBX systems worldwide. With Skype for SIP businesses will be able to receive and manage inbound calls from Skype's 405 million Skype users, using any SIP-enabled PBX system, connecting the company website to the PBX system using Skype click-to-call buttons. Business users will be able to place calls via Skype to landlines and mobile phones worldwide from any connected … [Read more...]

Google Voice Goes Steady and Slow

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Google Voice has indeed begun rolling out, as promised, to former GrandCentral account holders, who were given the opportunity this week to upgrade their accounts and begin trying out Google's new Voice service. Not long after publishing our piece asking whether the service deserved a "vaporware" tag, a few users began chiming in with comments about their largely positive experiences enabling Google Voice. Thursday we had an opportunity to speak with Google Voice Project Manager, and … [Read more...]

Truphone Excited About iPhone 3.0

As more details emerge about changes to the Apple mobile platform forthcoming in iPhone 3.0, a few that could significantly ease VoIP calling with Apple's mobile devices have Truphone technical director Karl Good's attention. Truphone's PR team sent out a release, as reported by Stuart Henhsall, in which Good reports that a new API to Apple's AMR NB codec –- the software that digitizes and packetizes voice for transmission over wireless data networks -- will allow Truphone to simply embed … [Read more...]