How hackers could steal your voice to access your bank account

Silence is golden…
Hackers could be looking to steal your voice and use it to carry out online theft after researchers discovered voice-based user authentication systems are vulnerable to voice impersonation attacks. Cyber criminals are constantly looking for new opportunities to gain access to personal data and what you say in public or videos you post online could offer everything they need to claim your identity.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham, US discovered they were able to penetrate automated and human voice verification systems by capturing speech and using a simple, off-the-shelf, voice-morphing tool. The study highlights how it could be used for access to bank accounts, identity theft or even to damage somebody’s reputation. It also uncovers how vulnerable we are to leaving our information around without us knowing.
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