Phone hacking, also known as “phreaking” costs businesses billions of dollars every year.
Decades ago, hackers accessed the public telephone network using a series of tones input via a “blue box” to fool Ma Bell into allowing them to make free long distance calls. Now hackers can access phone systems through voicemail ports to make free international calls.
The good news is that there are simple measures you can take to ensure your phone system stays well protected.
- When installing new equipment, always change the access credentials from the default settings.
- Never use easy passwords such as 1234.
- Routinely review itemized telephone invoices for any anomalies.
- Ask your service provider about their fraud monitoring policy.
- If you have more than one administrator accessing the telephone system, make sure they use unique access credentials.
- Whenever staff members leave the organization, immediately disable their access credentials.
Your phone and IT systems are essential to your daily operations. Set up time with TCI to talk about implementing best-practice security measures for your business.
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