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Siri, WeChat may expose you to voice hacking risk: Scientists

With just few minutes of audio samples, attackers can replay voice, which is enough to trick people

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

Siri, WeChat and other voice-based smartphone apps can expose you to voice hacking, warn scientists who are developing a new app to stop the growing security threat. With just a few minutes of audio samples, attackers can replay your voice convincingly enough to trick people as well as top digital security systems, researchers said. The consequences, from impersonating you with your friends to dipping into your bank account, are terrifying, they said. Using only tools already on smartphones, a team of engineers led by University at Buffalo in the US is creating an app to stop voice ...

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First Published: Tue, June 06 2017. 13:54 IST
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