Can you hear me now? How to protect yourself from voice hackers

Published July 20, 2017

Scientific American reported on a story by Kui Ren, professor of computer science and engineering, about the limitations of using voice-based authentication to secure a smartphone and research he is conducting to overcome those limitations.

“If a smartphone detects a magnet nearby during the process of voice authentication, that can be an indicator that a real human might not be doing the talking,” he writes. “That’s just one part of our system.”

Read the story here.

The article appeared in news outlets that include the Houston Chronicle and San Francisco Chronicle.