WARNING-Check Your EdgeMarc Password

Our partner Bandwidth has alerted us that there is potentially a problem with the password security of EdgeMarc Gateways and Session Border Controllers (ESBC).

This might affect all EdgeMarc device owners. In short, the default Username / Password of “Root” / “Default” of these devices have been compromised.

However, if you changed your log in credentials when you programmed your EdgeMarc device then you are probably safe. If you were never prompted to change the default username / password you may not have thought to change it.

How to Tell If Your EdgeMarc Password Should be Changed and Steps to Take

From the Bandwidth announcement, here’s how to tell if you need to change your password and the steps to take:

If you are

Business, Government and Healthcare facilities all have one thing in common: They’re concerned about the safety of their employees, their patrons, students, or patients inside their building.  Everyone is also looking to cut costs.  There’s no reason to choose one over the other; with an IP Paging system, you can have your cake and eat it too.

About CyberData

Established 38 years ago in sunny Monterey, California was CyberData, an IP Company.  This American company has in-house manufacturing for their lines of IP Paging equipment which is used in hospitals, schools, office buildings, warehouses and manufacturing plants all over the world.  There are a lot of paging companies out there, so CyberData has made their value proposition stand out by providing more functionality with …

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Is your VoIP phone system secured against attacks?

LA Times writer Paresh Dave reported that a San Diego hospital was the victim of a distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS) when an “extortionist who, probably using not much more than a laptop and cheap software, had single-handedly generated enough calls to tie up the lines.”

For two days phone lines appeared busy to the outside world.

Who Is Affected?

David writes that according to vague mentions in law enforcement documents telecom industry insiders, there have been a range of VoIP victims including:

  • Hospitals, nursing homes, and medical centers
  • A public safety agency and an emergency operations center
  • A manufacturer
  • Wall Street firms
  • Schools
  • Media
  • Insurance companies

There are more but “Many of the victims want …