American neo-Nazi Scott Rhodes spoofed the CLIs of 4,959 calls that promoted his website and beliefs.
Recent webinars from the SIP Forum revealed dangerously vague thinking about the consequences of adopting STIR/SHAKEN and using algorithms to block calls.
The FCC issued the penalty to an Arizona business that made 2.3mn spoofed robocalls, but Commissioner Geoffrey Starks noted the poor record for collecting similar fines.
The New York Attorney General is also looking into reports of vote-suppressing robocall campaigns that began well ahead of Election Day, but which were allowed to continue unhindered.
If the US expects to take the moral high ground on matters of telecoms security, then it would help if they had a leader with some integrity.
Telcos that can legally purchase equipment from Huawei will still need to consider the strategic risks of using a supplier banned on security and privacy grounds by a growing number of countries.
Calls received by 66,606 phone lines over 11 months showed that voice spammers are unsophisticated but persistent.
Haseeb Awan charges cryptocurrency millionaires USD99 per month for a mobile plan that requires a notarized letter to make changes.
Several clues in the FCC’s latest report hint at the perverse logic behind STIR/SHAKEN.
Assistant Attorney General Beth Williams segued from one story about a locked phone to an ‘exponential’ rise in pedophilia.