Why would an English media source care about a US-based report?


Why would an English media source care about a US-based report?

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The VOIP security podcast is titled “Internet phone calls and terrorism, Georgia Tech report on Emerging Cyber Security Threats, phone jamming, 802.1X-REV, 802.1AE, VoIP security news and more.” According to a report by the Times of London, internet phone calls are crippling the fight against terrorism. Internet-based phone calls are difficult to track because internet call companies do not keep consumer data unlike mobile phone companies.  The podcast talks about other articles which keep expressing their concerns over internet calls and VOIP security. The question however is, where is the line between people’s privacy or use of digital tools and government’s legitimate right to have access to the same information for purposes of law enforcement.

While implementing such legislation maybe possible in the United Kingdom, it becomes challenging to use wiretapped evidence in the United States, and getting such power would become extremely challenging. More importantly, who would be important for aggregating the wiretapped evidence? With the modern global IP world, wiretapping remains a thorny challenge. The debate therefore revolves around how much of freedom is given to law enforcement and how much of the same freedom is left for individual rights.

Another challenge is the voice calls over the internet are likely to be attached by malware and botnets going forward. As the number of cell phones being used and people download different software from unknown vendors, the security of VOIP is in jeopardy. Phone jamming is another issue discussed in the podcast with the 2002 election incidences of the same. The most interesting feature of phone jamming is that it is likely to be automated to be used in political campaigns. Lastly, the podcast talks about 802.1X-REV and 802.1AE for securing the Ethernet layers and authentication key management.