PINDROP BLOG

Category: Phone Security Threats

July 24, 2013
Telephony Going the Internet Way: Multi-layered Approach for Countering Emerging Threats
Telephony going the Internet way is the title of this series of blog posts. In this concluding post on this topic, let us revisit the reasons for this title. First, it is about the changing underlying technology. With technologies like VoIP, we are increasingly using IP networks for transporting voice the same way the Internet…
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July 23, 2013
Black Hat, Defcon & The ALL-IN Party
Next week, the week of July 29, is the Black Hat Conference in Las Vegas. The annual hacker meetup is not your traditional conference. The focus is on the science of hacking – how it works and how to make it harder to do (there are no illusions about stopping it altogether). Like other highly…
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July 19, 2013
Telephony Going the Internet Way: Secure Phone Fingerprinting
Last week we discussed a number of requirements for phone authentication solutions. Ideally, we want both high accuracy and strong security. This means low false negatives and false positives even in the presence of threats that will likely target voice biometric solutions. For example, we do not want an adversary to be able to impersonate…
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July 10, 2013
Telephony Going the Internet Way: Voice Biometrics
Voice biometrics, where characteristics of a speaker’s voice are used to authenticate him or her, is a recent development from the long history of speech research. Although researchers have worked on areas ranging from speech recognition to speech synthesis, the aspects most relevant to authentication are speaker identification and speaker verification (see a 2009 paper…
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June 26, 2013
Telephony Going the Internet Way: Pitfalls of Knowledge-Based Authentication
In Caller-ID Spoofing we discussed how difficult it is to verify a caller. Why does that matter? Because banks are losing millions of dollars in fraudulent telephony transactions every day from callers impersonating legitimate callers. Fraudsters are routinely spoofing caller-id and other call metadata. The problem is so common that when you make a call to…
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June 19, 2013
Investment in Pindrop
The phone ecosystem is insecure. Caller ID is broken. How many times have you got a call from a bank and wondered if it was really your bank calling? Especially when they were asking for your social security number. Enterprises face the same issue. How do they know they are talking to you? Or are…
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June 12, 2013
Telephony Going the Internet Way: Caller-ID Spoofing
All of us need to be vigilant and safeguard our financial lives against social engineering and other attacks that have grown in frequency and sophistication over time. One key part of staying safe is that we guard our account-related identities. Authentication is the process of proving to our bank, credit card provider or other holder…
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May 9, 2013
Voice Biometrics Conference Panel: What You Can Learn From a Phone Call
Pindrop is sponsoring, exhibiting and speaking at the Voice Biometrics Conference in San Francisco this week. This morning, at 11:15am PST, Vijay Balasubramaniyan, CEO & CTO of Pindrop, will join a panel to discuss “What You Can Learn From a Phone Call”. Vijay will be joined by Voxeo’s Senior VP of Product Management, John Amein, and the…
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February 15, 2013
Startup Rally flexes Georgia and Atlanta’s entrepreneurial muscles
Pindrop Security is happy to be participating in Startup Rally – “a monumental celebration of Georgia’s entrepreneurial spirit that includes a startup exposition with over 100 startups exhibiting, a summer internship fair, and the launch of Startup Georgia, an entrepreneur-led, statewide initiative to promote the importance of startups as innovators and job creators that’s part…
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February 6, 2013
Complimentary RSA Pass courtesy of Pindrop
Get a FREE pass to the RSA Conference! The RSA conference is February 25-28 and we’re excited to be there. We’re nominated for two SC Magazine Awards and we’ll be on the show floor in booth #259 demo-ing our tech and having a lot of fun. Come meet us at our booth. Need a pass…
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