DRM technology will still fail to prevent widespread infringement. In a
related development, pigs will still fail to fly.
makes predictions for 2013
At a recent conference on the security of connected devices, [Columbia PhD
candidate Ang] Cui
demonstrated how they can easily insert malicious code into a Cisco VoIP
phone (any of the 14 Cisco Unified IP Phone models) and start eavesdropping
on private conversations -- not just on the phone but also in the phone's
surroundings -- from anywhere in the world.
"It's not just Cisco phones that are at risk. All VoIP phones are
particularly problematic since they are everywhere and reveal our private
communications," says [Columbia professor Salvatore] Stolfo. "It's relatively easy to penetrate any
corporate phone system, any government phone system, any home with Cisco
VoIP phones -- they are not secure."
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