Nowadays it’s not secret that IP telephone calls are more exposed to eavesdroppers. We’ll share with you some simple ways to keep your VoIP calls private.
Internet telephony helping you to connect with the world, but what can you do to keep the entire world from listening in on your calls?
It’s not secret that Internet telephony is vulnerable to eavesdroppers and much more than conventional phone calls. It’s happening because IP phone is not part of the public phone network, where tapping requires a specific wire connection. Calls transmitted via LAN, WAN or the Internet can be easily intercepted by anyone with a protocol analyzer, simply by capturing and analyzing the voice packets. This means that just about anyone can snoop on your business and personal calls, including business partners, employees, competitors, law-enforcement authorities etc.
Obviously as you don’t like the idea of anybody listening to your conversations, you’ll need to take some actions in order to ensure your VoIP privacy. The best way to accomplish it is encryption.
You probably know that VoIP voice traffic is data transmitted over the networks. This means, like any type of computer data, VoIP can be protected by encryption. Unfortunately even though VoIP encryption tools are widely available, not too many people have taken the minimal time and effort required to use the technology. Which is surprising because encryption can make it almost impossible for someone to snoop on IP telephony calls.
Obviously people expect their phone calls to be as private as possible and again it’s obvious that VoIP technology by itself can’t guarantee this level of protection, so it’s only up to you to provide the safeguard that will keep your conversations absolutely confidential.