is our voice really *unique??


  1. Posts : 272
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    is our voice really *unique??


    Recently there are a lot of emails from my bank suggesting me to click to
    upgrade my phone banking security by providing them my voice, then
    the next time my voice can be used to access my phone banking service
    more quickly. The emails are really from my bank.

    I'd like to know if our voice is really unique and can act as fingerprint?
    Can't two people in the world have the same voice? What is the parameter
    of our voice that makes us unique? Frequency ? Or is it only an "improved" security to avoid fraud only, instead of bullet proof

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  2. Steve C's Avatar
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    These voice fingerprints are used by HMRC (taxman) in the UK so I assume it has been approved by GCHQ for security. Personally, I avoid voice fingerprints.
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  3. jimbo45's Avatar
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    Steve C said:
    These voice fingerprints are used by HMRC (taxman) in the UK so I assume it has been approved by GCHQ for security. Personally, I avoid voice fingerprints.
    Hi there

    @steveC
    Agree.

    I Loathe all these voice things -- there's enough ambient noise around anyway without adding to it -- and in any case sophisticated recording devices soon scotch the idea of security anyway,

    I had to laugh recently when I was at Kings Cross railway station in London waiting for a train to York (great city to visit BTW) and this big bozo in a business suit was yelling into his phone in a voice that would have impressed an Army drill sergeant "My security code is XXXXXX, Bank account number is XXXXX and other stuff totally oblivious that he was in a highly public place. !!!!!

    BTW also in York station -- Great Real Ale bar -- nice while waiting for return train to London. !!!!

    I wonder if he had any money left in his account by the end of the day -- I could have spent a fortune on Amazon with the data I could have picked up !!!

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4. Steve C's Avatar
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    jimbo45 said:
    Hi there

    @steveC
    Agree.

    I Loathe all these voice things -- there's enough ambient noise around anyway without adding to it -- and in any case sophisticated recording devices soon scotch the idea of security anyway,

    I had to laugh recently when I was at Kings Cross railway station in London waiting for a train to York (great city to visit BTW) and this big bozo in a business suit was yelling into his phone in a voice that would have impressed an Army drill sergeant "My security code is XXXXXX, Bank account number is XXXXX and other stuff totally oblivious that he was in a highly public place. !!!!!

    BTW also in York station -- Great Real Ale bar -- nice while waiting for return train to London. !!!!

    I wonder if he had any money left in his account by the end of the day -- I could have spent a fortune on Amazon with the data I could have picked up !!!

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I'm pleased you explored God's own county. Please spend your money on the impoverished inhabitants next time you visit.
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  5. Barman58's Avatar
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    My phone, [Huawei P20 Pro], offers most of the biometric options for access, [unlocking], but still warns that Face Recognition and Voice recognition are less secure than a plain old Password or Pin. The are now offering fingerprint as a standard option without any proviso on security so that looks like the safest Biometric to use at present. I have noticed that the act of setting a fingerprint has become more involved on the P20 Pro than it was on my old Samsung S7, with the new system the finger is scanned multiple times until a complete print is built up, [think of the ones on CSI ], unlike previous where a single scan was often enough.
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