Toward authenticated caller ID transmission: The need for a standardized authentication scheme in Q.731.3 calling line identification presentation

Huahong Tu, Adam Doupe, Ziming Zhao, Gail-Joon Ahn

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9 Scopus citations

Abstract

The rising prevalence of phone fraud is hurting consumers and businesses. With about a half million reports each year in the United States, phone fraud complaints have more than doubled since 2013. In the current calling line identification presentation scheme, the caller ID is trivially spoofed. Scammers are using spoofed caller IDs to trick their victims into answering unwanted calls and further a variety of scams. To provide a solution to this problem, this paper proposes an authentication scheme that provides the possibility of a security indicator for the current Q.731.3 calling line identification presentation supplementary service. The goal of this proposal is to help prevent users from falling victim to phone impersonation scams, as well as provide a foundation for future defenses to stop unwanted calls based on the caller ID information. This work will help to guide the future development of a standardized scheme in authenticating SS7 identities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2016 ITU Kaleidoscope Academic Conference: ICTs for a Sustainable World, ITU WT 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9789261204310
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 4 2017
Event2016 ITU Kaleidoscope Academic Conference, ITU WT 2016 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: Nov 14 2016Nov 16 2016

Other

Other2016 ITU Kaleidoscope Academic Conference, ITU WT 2016
CountryThailand
CityBangkok
Period11/14/1611/16/16

Keywords

  • authentication
  • Caller ID
  • calling line identification
  • fraud
  • scam
  • spoofing
  • standardization
  • verification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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