The scheme, authorities said, involved theft of cell phone service or theft through a process known as "hacking," in which hackers invaded telephone systems of businesses and placed calls to those systems in an attempt to identify phone extensions...
Wow, this just highlights to me the important question that all buyers of telecoms should be asking, can you trust the company selling to you and what measures are they offering to protect you should a fraud occur?
1st thing I would say is get recommendations from other clients of the Telecoms company, even better if you know them.
secondly, whilst no telecom company can totally protect you from fraud, is the solution they are offering secure? Do they offer any additional security for fraud prevention?
There is no point in waiting till the horse has bolted before securing the door is there?
As someone who has witnessed hacking first hand, let me tell you it is not a nice or welcome experience. With the increase in VOIP as a communications medium, now more than ever, we need to secure our networks. Even traditional, which is easily hacked in to aswell, we need to take precautions, yet we don't and more worringly, we are never offered.
Once upon a time, it was easy for a social enterprise to stand out and get noticed. Early entrants to the space were rewarded handsomely with attention and accolades because of their higher calling and charitable business models.
A worthwhile read, full of insight in to the Social Enterprise.
6abc.com Smart phone security and DYI replacement screens 6abc.com A just-released survey by Consumer Reports projects more than 7 million smart phone owners had a phone that was lost, stolen, or ruined in the last year.
7 million phones, that's a lot of money down the dran, so to speak. Certainly if lost or stolen if you have software on your handset you could at least find out where it is and disable it
1stfone is a credit card-sized mobile device designed for children aged 4 to 9 as an alternative to the smartphone, which may not be suitable for kids that young. While the 1stfone has no screen, internet access or texting capability, it does have customizable buttons and can be programmed with important numbers so that children can keep in touch with the people they need.
Image Source: vtt.fi For Voice over IP to be a valid alternative to the beloved classic telephony service, clients need to receive the same quality of voice transmission they receive with basic telephone services—meaning constant high-quality voice...
An interesting insight, for me though, how can you get Quality of Service on VOIP unless you run your own cables between sites? We all know that the mast majority consider VOIP to be a technology that runs via the internet, and that the internet is largely made up of Cisco routers and switches, none of which recognise voice as requiring a QOS, which raises the question, will we ever really get a true quality of service fromVOIP?
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