An anonymous reader writes: Columbia University researchers say they've found serious vulnerabilities in Cisco VoIPtelephones, devices used around the world by a broad range of networked organizations from governments to banks to major corporations, and beyond. Specifically, they found security breaches with Cisco’s underlying VoIP phone technology and showed how to insert malicious code into any of the 14 Cisco Unified IP Phone models to start eavesdropping on private conversations—not just on the phone but also in the phone’s surroundings—from anywhere in the world.
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