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War Dialing Remains Important to Enterprise Penetration Testing

Published: 23 August 2007

ID: G00151256

Analyst(s): Andrew Walls, Jeffrey Wheatman , John Girard


War dialing has largely been dropped from the vulnerability testing suite of tools, but significant risks still result from unprotected telephony connections. War dialing can be helpful in identifying potential unprotected entry points into your network.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Historical Perspective
  • How War Dialers Work
  • How to Use a War Dialer
  • What to Expect From a War Dialer Report
  • What Companies Recently Found When Running War Dialers
  • Q&A for War Dialing
  • Tactical Guidelines

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