WarVOX 1.0.1 – A Telephony Analysis & War Dialing Suite

WarVOX is a suite of tools for exploring, classifying, and auditing telephone systems. Unlike normal wardialing tools, WarVOX works with the audio from each call and does not use a modem directly. This allows WarVOX to find and classify a wide range of interesting lines, including modems, faxes, voice mail boxes, PBXs, loops, dial tones, IVRs, and forwarders. WarVOX provides the unique ability to classify all telephone lines in a given range, not just those connected to modems, allowing for a comprehensive audit of a telephone system.

WarVOX requires no telephony hardware and is massively scalable (and completely anonymous) by leveraging Internet-based VoIP providers. A single instance of WarVOX on a 1 mbit broadband connection, with a typical VoIP account, can scan over 1,000 numbers per hour. The speed of WarVOX is limited only by downstream bandwidth (64k per 711u channel) and the limitations of the VoIP service. Using four providers with over 80 concurrent lines we have been able to scan entire 10,000 number prefixes within 90 minutes!

Country IP Blocking

Country IP Blocks provides an online, search able internet protocol (IP) address database with the ability to export specific country level IP blocks into CIDR, Netmask, IP Range, .htaccess deny, .htaccess allow, Decimal/CIDR and Hex/CIDR formatted files. These files can then be used in cojunction with server (e.g. Apache, Microsoft IIS) and network security devices (e.g. Cisco, Juniper, TippingPoint, Untangle) to create access control lists to block access to networks and systems from specific countries.

Whilst I don’t advocate blocking entire countries, there are known IP address blocks used by spammers, crackers and other Internet filth which may need to be blocked from some websites and systems.

The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) and the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) manage the majority of Internet routed IP addresses allocations for IP v4 and maintain online allocation databases which are made available to Internet service providers. The Country IP database is updated with this information at least once every 24 hours which means accurate global network data is provided.

In terms of Country IP Blocks site, I specifically like the ability to export IP lists into common access control list formats such as HTACCESS. A simple example