VoIP Virus records calls

It was only a matter of time before someone cracked the code. A Swiss programmer has released a “virus” program that can attach itself to your computer audio and record all inbound and outbound voice communication!

Most anti-virus companies believe the virus poses little or no threat to consumers using VoIP programs (Voice over Internet Protocol), which in “beginner lingo” means someone using a phone or audio device linked into their computer through programs such as Skype (480 million users as of June 2009). While law enforcers in Australia and America would need court orders to install such software onto a person’s computer to screen their calls, other countries with more lenient laws may already be deploying such a tool to monitor criminals.

It is expected that scammers and online criminals have little to gain by using such a virus so you shouldn’t expect to see warnings posted, but it is important to stay up-to-date with the dangers of technology coming through!

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