Security measures for VoIP application: a state of the art review

Jahanirad, M. and Yahya, A.L.N. and Noor, R.M. (2011) Security measures for VoIP application: a state of the art review. Scientific Research and Essays, 6 (23). pp. 4950-4959. ISSN 1992-2248,


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Voice over internet protocol (VoIP) is being widely used, while the integration of voice and data provide several opportunities. Lower cost and more flexibility are the main advantages of the VoIP which derived the attention of the enterprises to it. Unfortunately in the other extreme, some security issues may come across with the extensive use of VoIP. The purpose of this review paper is to encourage the VoIP industry to consider the importance of the security matters of their application and to find the gaps by discussing the pros and cons of each application and performing the fair comparison. This article begins by discussing the motivation of security measures in VoIP applications and a list of possible threats such as denial-of-service (DoS), Call Hijacking and Interception. These security issues are the most well known attacks that can be carried out in current VoIP deployment. Next, we discuss about two VoIP applications, which are Skype and GTalk, and their security levels have been measured briefly by highlighting some of the security issues in them. These security measurements are used to perform the comparison between the studied VoIP applications. Finally some methods have been proposed to improve the security in the VoIP applications in future state.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: VoIP, network security, skype, Google talk, threats.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology > Department of Computer System & Technology
Depositing User: Miss Nur Jannatul Adnin Ahmad Shafawi
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2013 01:18
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2013 01:18

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