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Alexa, Steal that Man’s Bitcoin – Teaser


Securing All Things Voice with Voice Biometric Authentication

You search and navigate with your voice. You even play music with your voice. But, thanks to a significant lack of security, the voice ecosystem doesn’t work well for monetary transactions. If you want to move money from one account to another, buy bitcoin, or make other transactions, you’re still relegated to punching in numbers on your phone, tablet, or computer.

But what if you could do all of those things with a simple Alexa skill? And what if you could do it as securely as going to the bank and making a deposit in person? In the not-too-distant future, you will, with multi-factor voice biometric authentication.

In this brief video, Matt Garland, Pindrop VP of Threat Intelligence Research, demonstrates the power of Pindrop’s Deep Voice™ biometric engine.

Our voice biometrics software listens passively for short commands, letting Matt make Bitcoin transactions seamlessly, with no passwords or passphrases. At the same time, anyone else attempting to access Matt’s account is denied — even if they use advanced synthetic speech technology to mimic Matt’s voice.

Watch the video to see voice biometric authentication engine in action.