Sunday, September 28, 2014

Is your VoIP phone system at risk of Shellshock Bash attacks?

The Shellshock Bash bug could potentially affect some voice over IP (VoIP) phone systems that are not properly protected. Bash is a command processor, that can execute applications. The vulnerability allows attackers to execute malicious commands within your network.

You can protect your VoIP phone system and other devices on your network by taking some steps to increased security on your network.

Best practice steps:

1- Block outside intrusions by ensuring that your router firewall is properly setup and has the latest software firmware updates

2- Update your phone system and servers with the latest software patches

3- Monitor your systems for suspicious activity. Setup alerts on your VoIP phone system and firewall to keep you informed.


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