Apple Files Patent To Combat Spoofed Calls On iPhone


If reports from AppleInsider are to be believed, then Apple is working on a system to help users detect calls from telemarketers and warn users about the same.

While some people route the calls received from unknown numbers directly to their voicemail, telemarketers are also stepping up their game by inventing workarounds such as call spoofing.

Call Spoofing refers to the manipulation of caller ID in ways that it disguises the identity of the caller and makes them appear as someone who they are not. According to FCC, phone spoofing is an offense, and for each violation, you can be fined $10,000.

Apple’s new patent titled “Detection of Spoofed Call Information” puts forward a system that checks whether anyone has performed call spoofing on incoming calls. If yes, users will be warned about the spoofing.

Calls will be analyzed by obtaining the technical data to ensure that users are receiving genuine calls.

Apple’s ecosystem has always prevented third-party call detection apps from accessing the call logs owing to security concerns. While Google has features to block spam calls and in its #MadeByGoogle event, they announced that Google assistant would automatically answer the calls from telemarketers, Apple is lagging in the race.

We hope that this patent brings a change to it. However, this is just a patent, and there is no surety that it will see the daylight.

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Anmol Sachdeva

Anmol Sachdeva

Anmol is a tech journalist who handles reportage of cybersecurity and Apple and OnePlus devices at Fossbytes. He's an ambivert who is striving hard to appease existential crisis by eating, writing, and scrolling through memes.
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