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The most insecure of protocols: voice

Information security largely focuses on data communications, and voice is often ignored. Every successful hack or extortion has a phone involved somewhere in the process, but in most cases the phone is a silent and overlooked component in the forensics. The hacking of telecommunications is usually termed phreaking as opposed to the more common term, hacking, which is related to data systems. An extraordinary culture has developed around phreaks, whereby they are treated with less severe persecution as hackers. As an example, Steve Jobs, is a revered business leader but Kevin Mitnick is a hacker.

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