Recently, I’ve talked the talk about how easy it is to spoof ANI. Now, it’s time to walk the walk.
TrustID is now giving you the chance to put these words to the test. To help educate people in our industry about how easy it is, we are making available to our clients, and prospective clients our in-house developed ANI spoofing and penetration testing tool to dispel the myth that ANI cannot be spoofed. Any bank can now see how easy it is by accessing the free spoofing and bank penetration testing tool today.
In our continued discussions with industry experts and leading financial institutions, I’ll admit that many do not fully grasp the gravity of the ease and damage spoofing is causing until we demonstrate (via a WebEx) how we can spoof their organizations. That’s when the light bulb goes off (and a little fear sets in), particularly for organizations whose existing authentication policies rely heavily on ANI, or are utilizing the easily compromised KBA questions for customer authentication.
Even more alarming is the fact that our new spoofing tool was built in less than an hour by one of our “non-telecommunication” experienced employees using information and software downloaded for free from the Internet. It was really that quick and easy.
With access to the very spoofing penetration tool we use in our demonstrations, you can spoof away (within reason) your own call centers, card activation lines or an inbound wire transfer line. If you are really feeling bold, spoof your boss or head of call center technology (at your own risk, of course). Or, conduct your own internal WebEx, and invite all internal interested departments to watch it on the big screen.
While this exercise can be fun and educational, it’s nothing to take lightly. Stopping ANI spoofing and restoring customer confidence is what we do, and we take it extremely seriously. This tool is meant to be used appropriately to show how easy it is to spoof ANI, penetration test your telecommunications services to help better understand the impact it’s causing in fraud losses, increasing operational expenses, and creating irreparable damage to brands across the banking and financial services industry.