What is an Internet phone?
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An Internet phone is like a mini-computer with very limited capability. When you connect to the Internet with your home PC, your computer transmits a type of "phone number" called an IP address (this is the IP part of VOIP). Your IP address is a unique identifier for your computer. An Internet phone is able to transmit this unique "phone number" across the Internet to the "phone number" that you dial. Of course, the only processing this phone is able to perform is converting your voice into digital packets.
What about privacy and security on VOIP?