Top Blogs of 2017: Fraudsters, Data Breaches, and All Things Voice

Last year, the phone channel experienced a variety of advancements and setbacks, from an additional spike in call center fraud to the discovery of mass data breaches and a rise in card-not-present fraud during the holiday season. We’re looking back to our top four posts from 2017. Call Center Criminals Unmasked | Real Life Fraudsters & Audio Recordings Fraudsters in…
July 28, 2017
New Report Shows Depth of Data Breaches Is Worse Than Before
More than six billion consumer records have been compromised in data breaches in just the first six months of this year. That number is higher…
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July 28, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
On the Wire Podcast: Black Hat
Black Hat 2017 was an adventure, as it always is, and to help make sense of it all, Dennis Fisher sat down with friends from…
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July 27, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
To Disclose or Not to Disclose
LAS VEGAS–The people in the security community are good at many things, but reaching consensus is not one of them. That is never more clear…
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July 27, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
On the Wire Podcast: Ronnie Tokazowski
The takedown of the AlphaBay and Hansa dark web marketplaces by law enforcement last week marked a shift in the way that the authorities approach these operations.…
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July 27, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
Broadpwn Bug Allows Phone Takeover With One WiFi Probe Request
LAS VEGAS–The vulnerability in Broadcom WiFi chips running in many iPhones and Android devices that both Apple and Google patched recently could be triggered with a…
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July 26, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
Attackers Can Take Over Your Local Car Wash From the Internet
LAS VEGAS–Researchers are continuing to find new and interesting ways to demonstrate the fragility and poor security of IoT devices, and the latest test bed…
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July 26, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
Facebook CSO: It’s Time to Focus on Real Problems
LAS VEGAS–The security community needs to get back to solving real problems facing real users in the real world, Facebook’s CSO said, and the company…
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July 25, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
On the Wire Podcast: Patrick Wardle
Malware for the macOS platform is still unusual enough that new variants often draw detailed analysis from researchers, especially when they seem to have unusual…
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July 25, 2017
Quora Session with Vijay | Recap
Last week, Pindrop’s CEO, Vijay Balasubramaniyan, was featured on Quora, a question-and-answer forum where questions are asked and answered by its’ multitude of users. Available…
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July 24, 2017
On the Wire Podcast: Katie Moussouris
To prepare for Black Hat and DEF CON this week, we turned to our old friend Katie Moussouris of Luta Security, to talk about the…
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July 24, 2017
Here’s What Gartner Has to Say About Phoneprinting
Earlier this year, Gartner released a report which shed new light on how organisations can continue their pursuit against contact centre fraud. Analysts Tricia Phillips…
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July 24, 2017
Senator Pushes for Data on Warrantless Searches on Americans
A key member of the Senate intelligence committee is pushing the Department of Justice to disclose how often U.S. intelligence agencies are conducting so-called “backdoor”…
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