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Using the Asterisk Database: Custom Incoming CallerID Name Lookup Sunday, September 14th, 2008 | 1 Comment »

Asterisk knows the CallerID information of the calling channel and can arbitrarily set this information when a call is moving through the dialplan. In this article we use these factors to our advantage to create a custom database of CallerID text for phone numbers we know. Provides a thorough introduction to working with the Asterisk Database, and creates a foundation for future articles on the topic.

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Asterisk PBX Hack Attack (or, how scammers hijacked my phone system to place unauthorized calls) Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008 | 5 Comments »

I was awoken by what you might say was my cell phone “blowing up.” I started getting calls from 808 numbers one after the other. I answered the first couple, and the people seemed sure that I had called them. I quickly jumped to the helm and punched up the Asterisk console. There were all these dialing attempts scrolling up my screen. I was under attack.

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