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New ways to stop caller ID spoofing to be investigated

Fraudsters regularly use a fabricated caller ID to look like they are calling from a trusted source to convince people over the phone to hand over money. The current solution, which the Federal Communications Commission is urging telecom providers in the US to adopt, requires a globally trusted authority, but such authority is difficult to manage. Researchers at the University of Warwick will find new ways to tackle this problem without requiring trusted authorities or modifying the existing telecommunication infrastructure, thanks to a grant from the EPSRC.

Thu 26 Mar 2020, 10:04 | Tags: Computer Science, Cyber Security, elderly, psychology, Sciences

Reducing energy costs and social isolation ‘essential opportunities’ in supporting older adults in extreme weather

The cost of heating and cooling the home, and increasing social isolation are significant factors in health risk of older adults during extreme weather, according to a new study by the University of Warwick.

Tue 18 Dec 2018, 10:45 | Tags: Health, elderly, Warwick Medical School

Kerala government looks to University of Warwick for new healthcare model

The University of Warwick is helping the Indian state of Kerala redevelop its healthcare system.

Caring for older people in Kenya: research workshop to affect policy

Improving the care of older people, particularly women, in Kenya - and exploring how the state can better recognise and support unpaid or undervalued care work in the country - is the focus of an international workshop taking place in Nairobi this month, sponsored by the University of Warwick.

Mature drivers favour checks on over 70s, new study finds

The majority of older drivers are in favour of tighter rules on checking the health and suitability of over-70s to drive – even if those checks could take them off the road themselves – according to a new report. The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) worked with Dr Carol Hawley at Warwick Medical School, the University of Warwick, to survey more than 2,600 drivers and former drivers on their opinions, habits and motoring history.

Thu 04 Feb 2016, 15:56 | Tags: Health, elderly, psychology, WMS