Robo-Calls are completely out of control

So talking to a friend of ours tonight she mentioned robo-calls are getting out of control.

I’ve said it here the reason is because you can spoof Caller-ID fairly easily these days. It’s all due to the fact that the phone system back when all of it was Ma Bell and there was a trust that data being passed between switches was trusted.

But as I said to her you just know the robo-call software or hardware – it uses a PIN of four digits or less. So it’d be pretty trivial to hack into one of the bastards systems. Then the fun could begin.

And the trust – there should have been federal law that require enforcement of CLID data. But then our legislators are not scientists nor I.T. people so why should I expect they’d understand anything about how the phone systems work.

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