How about some VoIP paranoia?

I know, I’m crazy for valuing security and privacy, but it IS my blog. So nyah.

I happened across a nice article at They touch on how VoIP is transmitted across the internet with no security at all, just like email. Anyone who wants to be just a little sneaky or put in the smallest amount of work can intercept and listen in on your calls.

I am not sure, but I believe this includes your cable companies’ offering of “phone service”. Assuming I’m correct, all of the people using Charter for “phone service” here locally are just putting their calls out there across unknown channels for anyone.

The article provides several ideas for encrypting your calls, but I would recommend Skype as their best suggestion. It is already encrypted and very cheap. Plus, you don’t have to pay Charter to use it.

Encryption – think about it.