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Identity fraud hits net telephony

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A new type of identity fraud, which sees hackers tapping into voice-over IP telephony accounts, has been highlighted by a VoIP equipment maker.

Usernames and passwords from voice-over IP (VoIP) phone accounts are selling online for more than stolen credit cards, Newport Networks has found.

BBC NEWS | Technology | Identity fraud hits net telephony

Having just started palying about with VOIP myself this story has really alarmed me. Not only does it describe "eavesdropping" as a mere security flaw it then goes on to say that details can be sold to criminals and that they fetch more than credit card numbers!

What is the world coming to :(