Asterisk and SIP Security Redux

Another rash of FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt) has swept into my mailbox in the last few days, as an interview that I gave on SIP security may have been misinterpreted by some to mean something other than my intention.  My comment in the article was not that “Asterisk attacks are endemic”, but that SIP-based brute force attacks are endemic.  Every SIP system that is open to the “public” Internet is seeing large numbers of brute-force attacks.  Sites that have weak username and weak password control will be compromised – this is little different than email accounts being taken over … Continued gets a facelift!

Asterisk is building lots of momentum; it’s obvious from the number of books, articles, videos, “how-to” documents, conferences, and resources that now flood the internet and make any search on “VoIP” almost always come up with Asterisk contained in the top pages.

But as that momentum of resources has built, some parts of the Asterisk community infrastructure haven’t kept up with the wave of new demand for information.  The “” website has served well over the last few years as a fairly static repository of information, but after some review it was determined that a new … Continued

AstriContest, step right up! Fastest Dude to the Dialtone!

If you’re coming out west to Glendale for AstriCon (Oct 13-15) you’ll have the chance to be a winner in more than the obvious way of being an AstriCon attendee!  There’s the chance to show off your Asterisk skills!

We all love Asterisk, and we love hooking to up to all that IP telephony stuff, but… there’s still a lot of plain ol’ telephones out there…  Welcome to the hi-tech honky tonk (no fist-fighting, just some sparring between Asterisk dudes…  Last year, we wrangled SIP phones for the prize, but this year, we’re going old-school, and sticking with analog ports.… Continued