A Survey on Fraud and Service Misuse in Voice Over IP (VoIP) Networks

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Computer networks--Security measures, Computer fraud, Neural networks (Computer science)


Computer Engineering | Computer Sciences | Electrical and Computer Engineering


The migration from circuit-switched networks to packet-switched networks necessitates the investigation of related issues such as service delivery, QoS, security, and service fraud and misuse. The latter can be seen as a combination of accounting and security aspects. In traditional telecommunication networks, fraud accounts for annual losses at an average of 3%–5% of the operators’ revenue and still increasing at a rate of more than 10% yearly. It is also expected that in VoIP networks, the situation will be worse due to the lack of strong built-in security mechanisms, and the use of open standards. This paper discusses the fraud problem in VoIP networks and evaluates the related available solutions.


Article originally published in Information Security Technical Report, volume 16, no. 1.

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Yacine Rebahi, Mohamed Nassar, Thomas Magedanz, Olivier Festor, A survey on fraud and service misuse in voice over IP (VoIP) networks, Information Security Technical Report, Volume 16, Issue 1, 2011, Pages 12-19, ISSN 1363-4127, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.istr.2010.10.012. (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1363412710000373)

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