AI is for Artificial Imposters. Cloned voice scams

"The rise of AI voice cloning attacks
Our recent global study found that out of 7,000 people surveyed, one in four said that they had experienced an AI voice cloning scam or knew someone who had. Further, our research team at McAfee Labs discovered just how easily cybercriminals can pull off these scams. "

So far, based on the headlines I saw, this is more common for those “grandpa, I’m in , please send money” scams.

But, One of my accounts uses voice characteristics to verify my ID.
Security based on voice characteristics …

:face_with_monocle: ralph


Beware? Yes. If I get a call from an unknown number, I never answer and let it go to voicemail. If it is important, they will leave a message.

Fidelity uses voice recognition to verify me when I call in. I almost never call in, extremely rare circumstance. Makes me now wonder, how secure is their “voice data base”? When will we see news of this sort of data breech?


As far as I am aware Fidelity doesn’t use ONLY voice. I think they use voice after they recognize the telephone number you are calling from first. But I think “caller ID” can be spoofed as well.