"It's hard to imagine, but roughly 10 years ago as VoIP was being rolled out corporate networkers were quite concerned about the security of VoIP. As we faced a move from voice going over a traditional (and, by the way, unencrypted) network, there was concern that VoIP would be much too easy to eavesdrop on - especially if it traversed the Internet " writes NetworkWorld's Jim Metzler.
"We'll leave the question of whether "legal intercepts" as a political and civil liberty question. Indeed, virtually any "good" technology can also have a dark side. Nevertheless, "wiretaps" have been a part of voice communications essentially forever. Sometimes for the good of all. Sometimes not," Metzler writes.
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Is VoIP too secure?