“Symbiotes” Defends VoIP Phones

By Robert Vamosi | 3/13/13 3:20 AM

At December's Amphion Forum in San Francisco, researcher Ang Cui demonstreated how he could exploit a common vulnerability in Cisco 7900 series VoIP phones.

Now, Cui's company, Red Balloon, has offered protection for VoIP phones, not just the Cisco brand. Known as Symbiotes, the defense software sits right beside the embedded system on a circuit.

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Red Balloon Security Gets Off The Ground At RSA

By Robert Vamosi | 2/22/13 1:57 AM

Printers and VoIP phones are about to get a shot in the arm--literally, defensive code injected into their system to secure them from potential hacks.

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Cisco VoIP Phones Affected By On Hook Security Vulnerability

By Robert Vamosi | 12/6/12 9:00 PM

In the new motion picture Skyfall, James Bond uses fewer gadgets than in previous films, but a future 007 might not have to rely upon Q at all, instead taking advantage of ordinary gadgets, according to one researcher. On Wednesday at the Amphion Forum in San Francisco researcher Ang Cui demonstrated an attack on common Cisco-branded Voice over IP (VoIP) phones that could easily eavesdrop on private conversations remotely.

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Automated Firmware Reverse Analysis Tool

By Robert Vamosi | 7/27/12 1:18 AM

On Thursday Ang Cui of Red Balloon Security and a graduate student at Columbia, demonstrated a new method for automating the process of reverse engineering firmware.

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