The US FCC is declaring a victory against spam and spoofed robocalls, though concedes the war against scammers is unlikely to ever end. The largest voice service providers in the US now comply with the STIR/SHAKEN caller ID authentication standards, the Federal Communications Commission announced today, helping make it much tougher for spam calls to masquerade as authentic.

Caller ID was originally meant to give people confidence as to who they were answering the phone to, but techniques to hide or spoof the shown identify came quickly after. Along with it, we’ve seen numerous scams and frauds, from companies claiming to be Microsoft and promising to help with Windows issues, to purported warnings from the IRS about tax liabilities.

STIR/SHAKEN attempts to address that, at least in part, by adding validation to the Caller ID process. In fact, it’s two standards – Secure…

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