Your business is considering using voice biometric identity verification to protect its mobile accounts. This is a viable way to phase out password-based authentication. But is voice biometric authentication secure? Can a fraudster hack a voiceprint?
Despite its growing popularity (countless organizations across high-risk industries like healthcare, finance, insurance and automotives are now using the technology) there is growing concern that voice biometric authentication can be hacked.
Some critics, in other words, believe that hackers can use computer-generated voice samples to spoof voice biometric systems and gain access to private accounts. Adobe, for instance, recently created a stir when it unveiled Project Voco — a new solution that allows users to modify audio and mimic someone else’s voice. This product is essentially like Photoshop for voice samples.
Here at VoiceVault, we are aware of the threat that this new technology poses. But we are not worried about the reliability of voice biometric identity verification — and you shouldn’t be worried, either.
VoiceVault’s mobile voice biometric identity verification engine, ViGo, is specially designed to determine whether a voiceprint is coming from a live person, or from a computer. ViGo looks for more than just a mirror sound byte during the authentication process. It also factors deep determining factors like the average speed, pitch and tone of a person’s voice.
This technology comes with a false acceptance rate of just 0.01 percent, and a false reject rate of 5 percent. So the odds of a hacker spoofing the system are very low. Plus, ViGo can be fortified with multifactor security safeguards like passwords and questions for added protection.
Are you still unsold? Register for a free trial of ViGo today, and try to spoof the system yourself!