How I Broke Into A Bank Account With An AI-Generated Voice
VICE, February 28th, 2023
March 10, 2023,
Volume 300, Issue 2
Banks in the U.S. and Europe tout voice ID as a secure way to log into your account. I proved it's possible to trick such systems with free or cheap AI-generated voices.
The bank thought it was talking to me; the AI-generated voice certainly sounded the same.
On Wednesday, I phoned my bank's automated service line. To start, the bank asked me to say in my own words why I was calling. Rather than speak out loud, I clicked a file on my nearby laptop to play a sound clip: 'check my balance,' my voice said. But this wasn't actually my voice. It was a synthetic clone I had made using readily available artificial intelligence technology.
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