Playing Telephone: Hoax Calls and the Insecurity of Leader to Leader Communications
The following database of hoax calls illustrates the need for:
- International leaders and politicians to recognize the numerous parties interested in accessing their communications, the inherent vulnerabilities in the existing leader to leader communication regime, and that casual communication habits like using Whatsapp and even screen phone calls are insufficient.
- The integration of novel and existing secure communication tools into the day to day communications of senior leaders, to potentially include key exchanges for more sophisticated encryption, better screening protocols, and identification tools like voice recognition software.
- Increased awareness that we are on the cusp of an acceleration of these threats, in quantity and sophistication, as technological progress further enables them.