Blue Box Podcast #31 – VoIP Fraud discussion, CALEA tutorial/commentary, VoIP security news and more

Blue Box Podcast #31 is now available for download. In this show, Jonathan and I spend a block of time discussing the recent Pena/Moore VoIP fraud case and another large block of time discussing the recent FCC decision around the application of CALEA to VoIP service providers. We also have our regular discussion of VoIP security news, comments from listeners and more.

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  1. Randell Jesup

    Good podcast!

    I’m not sure I’m as optimistic as you are that the FCC will adapt to the internet, as opposed to it trying to impose requirements from the circuit-switched world to the internet. Note that Skype could (with a bunch of work) implement CALEA by always routing through supernodes (which could act as interception points – though fully avoiding it being sniffed is tough without making all supernodes under Skype control). Right now I think Skype will (when possible) send directly.

    I disagree with one of your statements: I believe CALEA may apply to enterprise VoIP.

    The reason is that the same argument used by the FCC to ensnare educational institutions (“because they touch a public network”) would apply to enterprises. In fact, the CALEA ruling would seem to imply that a corporate (“private”) network that touches the internet would be covered by the same CALEA rules that apply to ISPs.

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