PINDROP BLOG

Category: Social Engineering

July 9, 2019
The Story of a Top 10 Insurance Company
In the insurance industry, many insurers run into problems with data privacy and account takeover. Fraudsters often target independent accounts from insurance agents, because that exposure can lead to the additional exposure of hundreds of consumer accounts. In this particular case, the fraudsters were exposed to $32M. The organization discovered that the fraudsters targeting their…
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May 31, 2019
Deepfakes | What You Need To Know
Let’s start off with something simple: what is a deepfake? Deepfakes can include anything from audio to video content that appear to look and sound like real footage. However, the difference is – it’s completely fake. The origin of the term deepfake comes from a pair of deep learning, the technology that makes it possible,…
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May 29, 2019
Authentication Myths | Reaching Critical Mass – Quick & Easy
Reaching critical mass for enrollment can be defined as having enrolled a large portion of your customer base to justify the purchase price of the authentication solution in question. Traditional voice biometric software requires a customer to enroll actively, meaning they have to intently participate in saying a phrase or have the agent start to…
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May 13, 2019
Authentication Myths | Knowledge Based Authentication Works
To be fair, there was a point in time where knowledge based authentication questions (KBAs) were an effective form of identification. But that time is gone. It’s likely that more personal information about each and every one of us is available on the web than anytime before in history, and the growing amount of cybersecurity…
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March 8, 2019
Natural Communication | The Latest Consumer Interface
From the first computers, which quickly made their way to being a major force of communication, to the advent of smartphones, consumers have always been at the forefront of changes and arrivals of interfaces and popular technology. Computers were characterized by the creation of passwords and PINs to keep track of accounts, logins, and access…
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October 17, 2018
Privacy and Permissions | Google+
With Google making headlines about the privacy of apps and the breaking news of the Facebook data breach earlier this year, it has become clear that the apps on our phones are now holding, and disseminating, large amounts of data and are doing so most of the time. More often than not, we as consumers…
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October 3, 2018
The Future of Voice, Fraud, and the Impact to CX | A Recap
Voice is growing out of the call center, out of your telephone and is growing into the next interface. In previous years, we have released fraud reports revolving around the call center, but with the expansion of voice, and the fraud that follows, we have shifted our perspective to voice intelligence – after all, voice…
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August 29, 2018
A [Female] Voice of Concern
The number of people using digital assistants are growing by the day, and the increasing popularity has led to predictions of as many as 75% of US households owning smart speakers by 2020 according to Gartner. Within this expansive growth, there are several brands of assistants, including Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and Microsoft Cortana, taking…
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August 24, 2018
Zelle | A direct funds transfer disruptor…What Are You Trading For Convenience?
With convenience on the mind of most consumers, peer to peer payment apps are making it easy to transfer money to friends, family, or acquaintances. The money-transfer market is dominated by Venmo and Paypal, however, Zelle is quickly catching up, offering an alternative that is backed by U.S. financial institutions. Zelle is known for its…
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May 23, 2018
Call Center Fraudsters | Voice Morphing, Social Engineering, and the Need for Authentication
As technology advances, fraudsters use different, constantly evolving techniques that include exploiting the phone channel. With increasingly sophisticated attacks, fraudsters maneuver around authentication and security measures to access sensitive information that helps them take over accounts. This evolving criminal strategy is part of a $14 billion call center problem. From January 2016 to August 2017,…
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