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Zero Day Vulnerability Protection and More: Introducing Cover Your Asterisk

Zero Day Vulnerability Protection and More: Introducing Cover Your Asterisk

Monday, October 6, 2014

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It’s been a difficult couple of weeks for the Linux® and Asterisk® communities with the back-to-back disclosures of the BASH Shellshock bug and then the FreePBX® Asterisk Recording Interface (ARI) bug a few days later. Both of these vulnerabilities have been circulating in the wild for years. We won’t repeat Wikipedia’s Zero Day Attack analysis other than to note that what makes these particular bugs so scary is not only the fact that both went undetected and unpatched for years… Read More ›

Hold On to Your Wallet: Another Huge VoIP Phone Bill May Be Lurking

Hold On to Your Wallet: Another Huge VoIP Phone Bill May Be Lurking

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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View image | gettyimages.com We interrupt our regularly scheduled content to bring you an urgent security alert. A couple days ago, a FreePBX® user reported unusual call activity. He traced the calls to a System Admin Dashboard module that was linked back to an IP address in the Netherlands. When the problem was reported, the FreePBX Community Manager quite accurately noted that it wasn’t FreePBX code. When a second user reported the exact same exploit, alarm bells apparently went off.… Read More ›

The 5-Minute PBX: A Fresh Look at Oracle’s VirtualBox with Incredible PBX

The 5-Minute PBX: A Fresh Look at Oracle’s VirtualBox with Incredible PBX

Sunday, September 21, 2014

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Today we’re paying another visit to our favorite virtual machine platform and introducing four new VoIP images that let you compare features and performance of Asterisk® 11 running atop Ubuntu® 14 or Scientific Linux™ 6.5 with FreePBX® 2.11 or the just-released version 12 release candidate. Think of Incredible PBX™ as the VoIP glue stick that assembles all the necessary VoIP components and holds them together seamlessly. As with all Incredible PBX builds, you also get the full complement of goodies… Read More ›

Hardware Device of the Year: Meet the CuBox-i with Incredible PBX for Ubuntu

Hardware Device of the Year: Meet the CuBox-i with Incredible PBX for Ubuntu

Monday, September 1, 2014

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It’s been many years since we’ve written back-to-back articles about the same device. That should tell you how really special the CuBox-i is. After two weeks of 14-hour days developing the new Incredible PBX platform for CuBox, we are thrilled to crown this jewel as Nerd Vittles Hardware Device of the Year. Flawless design, incredible performance, tiny size, feature-rich components, minimal power consumption, and completely silent operation are merely the tip of the iceberg with this 2x2x2 cubic zircon. On… Read More ›

State of the Art: The New Incredible PBX Security Model for Asterisk

State of the Art: The New Incredible PBX Security Model for Asterisk

Monday, August 11, 2014

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About once a year, we try to shine the spotlight on Asterisk® security in hopes of saving lots of organizations and individuals a little bit (or a lot) of money. The problem with open source phone systems is they’re open source phone systems. So the bad guys can figure out how they work just like the good guys. That’s not to suggest that proprietary phone systems are any more secure. They’re not. It just may take the bad guys a… Read More ›

The Poor Wise Man’s Burglar Alarm System with Asterisk: Under $10/month

The Poor Wise Man’s Burglar Alarm System with Asterisk: Under $10/month

Monday, July 14, 2014

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If you’re like us, spending $50 a month or more on a home security system is a bit like pouring money down the toilet. Add to that the complications of getting one to work reliably with VoIP without spending another $50 a month on a Ma Bell vintage telephone line just adds insult to injury. So perhaps you can share our elation when an email arrived last week announcing Straight Talk’s new Remote Alert System, a $10/month cellular-based system that… Read More ›

Knock Three Times: Pain-Free Remote Access to Your Asterisk or Linux Server

Knock Three Times: Pain-Free Remote Access to Your Asterisk or Linux Server

Monday, July 7, 2014

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No. We’re not going to make you relive the 1970’s with us today although now you can listen to this Number 1 Hit and a million others for free with Amazon’s new Prime Music. No, we don’t get a commission if you sign up for Amazon Prime. Yes, we make millions when you buy something from Amazon using our links. Thank you! What we have for you today is a Number 1 Utility, and it works on virtually any Linux… Read More ›

Top 3 Asterisk Security Tips for 2014: WhiteLists, WhiteLists, and WhiteLists

Top 3 Asterisk Security Tips for 2014: WhiteLists, WhiteLists, and WhiteLists

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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We’ve devoted a lot of energy to Asterisk security over the years with our Primer on Avoiding the $100,000 Phone Bill and our 20 Failsafe Tips and our SIP Navigation Guide plus numerous tutorials on deployment of Virtual Private Networks to secure your servers and phones including NeoRouter, PPTP, and Easy OpenVPN among others. But, when it comes to ease of installation and use with rock-solid security, nothing comes close to deployment of WhiteLists with the IPtables Linux firewall that’s… Read More ›