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Martin John of AQL talks ISRF mechanics

Mechanics behind International Shared Revenue Fraud

VoIP fraud continues to rear its head this week with a post on ISRF mechanics. Continuing with his week as guest editor covering VoIP fraud issues David Cargill has invited industry expert Martin John from AQL to discuss IRSF mechanics – how it actually works: As we all know International Shared Revenue Fraud (ISRF) plays a […]

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Telecom Fraud – Investment in Prevention and Detection initiatives not always available.

IRSF- International Revenue Share Fraud This week we have David Cargill as guest editor. David runs the Operations Working Group at  the Internet Telephony Sevice Providers’ Association (ITSPA) and takes a special interest in VoIP Fraud. David has invited a number of experts to contribute guest posts on fraud related subjects. This ties in with the ITSPA/trefor.net […]

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PABX fraud is on the up – by Manuel Basilavecchia of Netaxis

PABX fraud growth This week we have David Cargill as guest editor. David runs the Operations Working Group at  the Internet Telephony Sevice Providers’ Association (ITSPA) and takes a special interest in VoIP Fraud. David has invited a number of experts to contribute guest posts on fraud related subjects. This ties in with the ITSPA/trefor.net Workshop on Wednesday […]

ITSPA Spring Workshop

ITSPA Spring Workshop in association with trefor.net

It’s that time of year again – the ITSPA Spring Workshop in association with trefor.net Another hand picked packed programme with something to suit all:) This ITSPA Spring Workshop is going to cover two hot topics: WebRTC and VoIP fraud. We have an exciting competition announcement and a real live voip hacking demo to look forward to. […]

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IP Phone Security

IP Phone Security ensures IP Telephony is not compromising the business She’s back again. Guest editor Lesley Hansen discusses what needs to be considered in ip phone security design. VoIP or IP phone security is a hot topic. Security attacks continue to evolve and attackers find ever more sophisticated ways of attacking systems. VoIP is […]

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Can you confirm your company name is self?

01213540949 Was sat on the terrace around the pool yesterday when the phone rang. It was a Birmingham number – 01213540949. I’m not sure I know anyone in brum and toyed with the idea of not answering. I was after all going to be paying for the international leg. I clicked on the green bouton (for […]

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Eurostar fails Hotmail fraud detection test

Eurostar email fails Hotmail fraud detection test I have a hotmail account. I don’t use it much. It gets newsletters from the golf club and the occasional Eurostar communique. It was to check the timing of a forthcoming trip to gay Paree that I came across the Hotmail fraud detection test. I like the idea […]

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Overseas call centre scammer

The return of the scam call Just had a scam call. It’s not often I’m home early enough and they typically ring at tea time. You can immediately tell what sort of call it’s going to be because they use cheapo crap telephone services over the internet. So I happened to be in a playful […]

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Julian Huppert MP proposes that the next government implements an online rights framework of principles

Online rights framework will help safeguard privacy The internet is increasingly key to our daily lives and a crucial part of public policy making with ramifications across all areas. However, too often what we get from politicians is poorly thought through kneejerkery. I’ve seen this myself, on far too many occasions. Just to pick up […]

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Virgin Media iTunes vouchers

Virgin Media iTunes vouchers on offer to new customers Virgin Media making some interesting ground at the moment. It was not so long ago they were in the news for being subjected to more blocking orders re websites promoting copyright infringement. We saw a lot of whingeing on Twitter about this and the traffic to […]

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I blog about nail polish – what’s wrong with your filters?

  Web filters block list includes fashion blog I mean, come on @TalkTalk_UK I blog about nail polish, dresses and occasionally handbags. What's wrong with your filters? — Ashleigh-Jayne (@SmashleighJayne) January 26, 2015 So apparently @TalkTalk_UK's filters have blocked my blog. Struggling to understand why a fashion and lifestyle blog is unsuitable for kids — […]

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A quick guide to problems that will arise if we implement further internet surveillance measures

Snoopers Charter revisited The aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo murders has lead to goverment and opposition calling for more internet surveillance. Here are a few points for your consideration. Storing this data will inevitably result in it being hacked, left on a train/taxi on a laptop/memory stick and details of a government minister affair with […]

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List of websites blocked by Virgin Media due to court orders

Taken from the Virgin Media website. Found this and thought you might be interested. List of websites blocked by Virgin Media due to court orders. No comment really.  I don’t support copyright infringement. Easy to circumvent the blocks though. I wonder how effective they are. Potentially a lot of work for the ISP for little […]

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This Chromebook is Dead

Deceased, kaput, no longer of this world – dead Chromebook motherboard It is with a tinge of no real sadness that I present to you an image of a dead Chromebook motherboard. The Samsung Chromebook too is dead, on account of the non functioning motherboard. It wasn’t a huge loss because these things are so […]

Theresa May anti terrorist stuff

Government proposing to introduce legislation to make ISPs keep IP address details for customers. This one periodically raises its head. In order to properly police the growing terrorist threat the Government wants ISPs to keep records of who had which IP address and when. When this sort of legislation gets  introduced the government normally pays […]

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Potential TalkTalk Router Security Flaw?

Interesting tweet describing a potential TalkTalk router security flaw Picked this one up on Twitter. It describes a potential TalkTalk router security flaw. I can’t for the life of me think how this scenario happens unless somehow TalkTalk are using the same IP address for more than one router – I guess with Dynamic IP […]

Virgin Media net nanny parental controls make internet unusable

Virgin Media net nanny parental controls cockup On Saturday Twitter was awash with complaints from Virgin Media customers unable to surf their weekend entertainments. Apparently the Virgin Media net nanny parental control system had gone tits up. Presumably during some maintenance. Some Tweets for your info – then scroll down for some thoughts on the […]

Session Border Controller

SBCs – Maintaining Your Network’s VoIP Security

Session Border Controllers (SBCs) can greatly enhance VoIP security, all but eliminating toll fraud while also maintaining voice connectivity. Trefor.net welcomes VoIP Week contributor Simon Horton, the Director of Sales, EU for Sangoma. The term SBC (short for Session Border Controller) is liberally used in the VoIP industry today, but from my travels around the telecom channel […]

VoIP BYOD

VOIP BYOD

Those who build or sell VoIP systems need to begin coping with BYOD, because soon enough it will inevitably be on your system’s spec sheet. Trefor.net welcomes VoIP Week contributor Paul Hayes, ProVu Communications Ltd.’s Product Development Director Whether you’re a developer of IP PBX or a provider of hosted VoIP telephony services, you need to […]

VoIP Security

VoIP Security and Your IP Phone

Concerns about massive growth of telephone tapping incidents has led to a growing demand for IP telephone handsets that provide VoIP security. Trefor.net welcomes VoIP Week contributor David Kirsopp, Technical Director snom UK Ltd An IP-PBX can be reached from potentially anywhere in the world, and your communications network is vulnerable if not properly secured. As such, making sure […]

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Why are the Major Telcos Afraid of encrypted voip?

A significant disconnect exists between the reality of today’s IP communications and the security concerns and needs of the customer (read encrypted voip). Trefor.net welcomes VoIP Week guest contributor Peter Cox, UM Labs Ltd. Founder and CEO. One of UM Labs’ long-standing customers is using our product to provide encrypted VoIP connections from remote users […]

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VoIP Fraud — Technological Conventionality Achieved

VoIP has reached the mainstream. We know because the fraudsters are coming after us. Trefor.net welcomes VoIP Week guest contributor Colin Duffy, CEO of Voipfone and ITSPA Council member. VoIP merges two of the largest industries in the world: Telecommunications ($5.0 trillion) and the Internet ($4.2 trillion). It is big business. Estimates of VoIP market […]

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Broadband sentiment analysis

Broadband sentiment analysis used to examine broadband providers When you browse an ISP website looking at the packages they have on offer it is really difficult to decide how to choose. By and large they are all very similar. Some may offer different TV bundles and you occasionally see the occasional high street store voucher thrown […]

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Announcing ITSPA trefor.net VoIP security workshop sponsored by Yealink

trefor.net is teaming up with ITSPA, the Internet Telephony Service Providers’ Association, to produce a twice yearly VoIP security workshop. The first one is during the Convergence Summit South show at Sandown Park on October 8th, Read on to find out more. Announcing the ITSPA/trefor.net VoIP security workshop Telecom Fraud – Part 1 – A Case […]

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