May 19, 2017

BBC fools HSBC voice recognition security system

BBC Click reporter Dan Simmons set up an HSBC account and signed up to the bank's voice ID authentication service. HSBC says the system is secure because each person's voice is "Unique". HSBC introduced the voice-based security in 2016, saying it measured 100 different characteristics of the human voice to verify a user's identity. Click's successful thwarting of the system is believed to be the first time the voice security measure has been breached. You can see the full BBC Click investigation into biometric security in special edition of the show on BBC News and on the iPlayer from Saturday, 20 May..

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