UW Researchers Tackle Hacking, Security Flaws

UW Researchers Tackle Hacking, Security Flaws

Researchers at UW-Madison say they’ve hacked voice ID protections with PVC pipes.

The university this week announced a team figures out a way to use modified PVC pipes to get around the voice ID security systems that many banks are using. Researchers say they are trying to stay one step ahead of hackers and scammers who are getting creative in their attempts to steal people’s identities and/or money. Using custom-cut PVC pipes and paper towels, the team fooled the voice ID protections about 60 percent of the time.

The UW researchers say voice ID protections are advertised as ‘as secure as a fingerprint,’ but say their test proved that’s not true.

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