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A Vice journalist, broke into his own bank account using an artificially generated voice. When phoning the bank’s automated service line, rather than speaking out loud, the journalist utilizing an existing sound file generated by artificial intelligence to sound just like him.
“I couldn’t believe it had worked,” the journalist detailed in his Vice article. “I had used an AI-powered replica of a voice to break into a bank account. After that, I accessed the account information, including balances and a list of recent transactions and transfers.”
Multiple United States and European banks use voice authentication to speed logins over the phone. While some banks claim that voice identification is comparable to a fingerprint, this experiment demonstrates that voice-based biometric security does not offer perfect protection.
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