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Apple wants the iPhone to be able to even more easily detect ‘spoofed’ calls

The iPhone already alerts you to “potential spam” calls. However, Apple wants to beef ups this feature even more. The tech giant has been granted a patent (number 11,095,664) for “detection of spoofed call information.”

In the patent data, Apple notes that users may get an invitation to join a phone call or a media session. The invitation may be from a legitimate caller or from a spoofing caller. 

Apple’s idea is for the iPhone  to check parameters using templates to evaluate a consistency of the invitation with respect to a database in the smartphone. The templates include session protocol, network topology, routing, and social templates. 

Specific template data includes standardized protocol parameters, values from a database of the mobile device and phonebook entries of the iPhone. The smartphone would use such data to differentiate between legitimate and spoofed phone calls.

The accompanying graphic shows a Venn diagram for a message with no discrepancies.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.