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How safe are landlines?

Sun, 2nd Sep 2012

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Katherine, Hemel Hempstead asked:

How safe are landlines?

Answer

Steven -   They're moderately safe in that they're not really connected to the internet, but increasingly, landlines are moving over to Voice Over IP (VOIP) systems and then they are essentially internet computers, and they have all the same vulnerabilities that internet computers have.

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