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Are Hackers Accessing Your Company Via Your PBX?
Indeed, as a leading communications publication puts it: "If you want to do real damage to a business or institution, telecom infrastructure is probably a better target than the corporate LAN or Web site. PBX hacking may not sound glamorous by comparison with elite Internet penetrations, but it can be just as damaging. Attacks on PBXs, ACDS, voicemail, voice-response units, and other infrastructure can bring down a company: make it unable to function, expose its secrets, damage its reputation, burden it with telephone charges and the cost of re-provisioning and repair after damage is done." (Source: Communications Convergence, April 2002. Securing your Switch by John Jainschigg.)
By not securing the PBX, companies risk a number of costly problems.
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