AI voice generation software can be used to replicate voices and gain access to bank accounts.
Lloyds Bank's Voice ID program was breached using the software.
Anyone with access to voice recordings could potentially use AI voice generation software to hack bank accounts.
A tech writer recently discovered that AI voice generation software can be used to breach bank account security measures. The software was used to replicate a synthetic voice that could access account information, including balances and recent transactions. This article will discuss the dangers of AI voice generation software, how it is used, and what measures banks can take to prevent fraudulent activity.
The Dangers of AI Voice Generation Software
AI voice generation software can create synthetic voices that are capable of saying whatever text is entered into the site. This puts everyone at risk as anyone with access to a voice recording could potentially use the software to replicate a person's voice and gain access to sensitive information.
Joseph Cox, a tech writer for Vice, recently tested the security measures of his bank's automated service line by using a clip he had made with an AI voice creation tool. Within seconds, he was given access to his account information, including balances and recent transactions. He later tried the same thing with an account at Lloyds Bank, where his first attempt failed, but after having the software read longer texts to improve the believability of its cadences, he did manage to gain access.