My name is Elías Pérez and together with my colleagues Iago Soto and Antón Román, we are going to talk about WebRTC and security during 40-45 minutes
In this slide you can review the agenda of this webinar.
Iago Soto is going to introduce the problem of security in WebRTC and is going to mention traditional VoIP attacks that are going to be present in WebRTC services.
Later, our CTO, Antón Román, is going to talk about ad-hoc WebRTC attacks and protection mechanisms.
Finally, we are going to close with an overview of identity management solutions and we will leave time to your questions.
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At the end, we will try to answer them.
Now it’s the turn of Iago Soto, who will try to answer this suggestive question.
Thank you very much Elias.
I understand that part of our audience has a strong background about WebRTC so I am going to pass quickly through the description of the technology
WebRTC is called to be the next big thing in unified communications during the next years, as Web browsers will be able to manage voice and video communication in a native way, with no plugins, extensions or applications to be installed.
WebRTC is promoted by Google and is being standardized by W3C and IETF in a coordinated way.
WebRTC technology was initially designed to have a browser-to-browser real-time communication in mind, but it allows to be used in conjunction with different kinds of servers to provide additional services such as connection to PSTN.
The independence from the platform or the type of device, together with the fact that there is no need to install or update anything, is going to make easier the adoption by end users. This represents a big opportunity for industry, but (!!!) could be the base of new security holes that we will try to explain here.
WebRTC is independent of the device so could be the best enabler or the base to create the new business strategy for service providers and internet companies.
WebRTC adoption is increasing because it can be use in different devices like:
Desktops and laptops, that were the first adopters of WebRTC services.
The use of WebRTC makes sense in enterprises and residential cases, because is not needed to install or upgrade anything and is independent of the operating system that is being used.
Additionally, Most recent devices include webcam and mic so the adoption is really fast.
Since Google for Android supports WebRTC, tablets have become a new device for real time communications, taking into consideration that this type of devices have microphone and camera, are mobile and include a wide screen to extend collaboration environments that could not be deploy in smartphones.
In addition, netbooks like Chromebook are a new type of low-cost laptops that only run web browsers but can be great for the use of WebRTC services.