Protecting your smartphone from voice impersonators

Published July 19, 2017

An article in The Conversation by Kui Ren, professor of computer science and engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, about the limitations of using voice-based authentication to secure a smartphone looks at 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.