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 21, 2017
Google to Drop Trust For WoSign in September
Google has finalized its plan to remove trust in Chrome for all certificates issued by Chines CA WoSign, a result of the certificate authority run…
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July 21, 2017
Three Ways Your Phone System is Vulnerable to Fraud
For many businesses, the cost of phone fraud is stacking up. Data collected by Pindrop® Labs found that, in the UK, £0.86 per call was…
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July 21, 2017
Let’s Talk about Voice | The Rise of the Interface
We use voice controls to adjust the temperatures of our homes, order movies on-demand, schedule appointments using virtual assistants, and even accommodate in driving. With…
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July 20, 2017
U.S., European Law Enforcement Take Down AlphaBay Dark Web Market
Authorities in the United States and Europe have shut down two huge criminal marketplace operating on the dark web, one of which officials say was…
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July 20, 2017
Credit Card Gangs Using Online Courses to Recruit Potential Fraudsters
By Jonah Berg-Ganzarain Credit card fraud gangs are becoming more strategic in their efforts to exploit the public. These groups are expanding their operation to create remote…
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July 19, 2017
Apple Fixes Broadpwn Bug in iOS 10.3.3
In the latest version of iOS Apple has patched dozens of serious security flaws, including the Broadpwn vulnerability in some Broadcom WiFi chips, and a…
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July 19, 2017
Mozilla Wants to Build an Open Voice Engine
With manufacturers weaving voice control into a wide variety of devices, from phones to cars to home assistants, the accuracy of the voice-recognition engines in…
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July 18, 2017
National Security Letter Gag Orders Legal, Appeals Court Rules
In a decision that has drawn the ire of technology providers and privacy advocates, a United States appeals court has ruled that National Security Letters and…
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July 18, 2017
GhostCtrl Android Malware Hijacks Audio, Roots Devices
A recently discovered piece of Android malware called GhostCtrl apparently evolved from the well-known OmniRAT tool for desktop platforms and has the ability to steal or…
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July 18, 2017
New Data Shows Attackers Focusing More Attention on iOS
A new report released this morning by Skycure shows that attackers are beginning to focus more and more of their attention on iOS, even as attacks…
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July 17, 2017
Cisco Fixes Remote Code Execution Flaw in WebEx Extensions
Cisco has patched a serious remote code execution flaw in its WebEx extensions for both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, a bug that could be…
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July 17, 2017
FCC Targets Robocalls Anew
As part of its strategy to stop unwanted and illegal robocalls, the FCC is opening an inquiry into the way that providers reassign phone numbers…
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