Phone Hackers, Steal Billions
Phone Hackers Dial and Redial to Steal Billions - NYTimes.com
: ".... Mr. Foreman said his firm didn’t even realize this was a potential risk. Not many do.
“It’s relentless,” said Jim Dalton, founder of TransNexus, which sells Internet calling management software. “If you put a computer on the Internet, it immediately starts getting probed for a weak point.”
To avoid the same fate, Mr. Dalton and other telecom experts advise people to turn off call forwarding and set up strong passwords for their voice mail systems and for placing international calls. He also said businesses needed to treat their phones as Internet-connected machines, since criminals already were doing that.
“People don’t realize their phone is a six-figure liability waiting to happen,” Mr. Dalton added."
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