January 3, 2013 -
VoiceVault has just announced the latest enhancement to its voice biometric identity verification platform: a replaceable voice biometric capability that the company says provides higher levels of protection against fraudulent attacks on user identity.
With the new replaceable voice biometric capability, the company attests that it can provide unparalleled protection against fraudster attacks on biometric voice models and consequently, biometric identities.
This enhancement is significant in that it further sets apart the use of voice as a biometric for identity verification as once biometric modalities are compromised, it’s impossible for a user to re-enroll but VoiceVault’s replaceable system seems to fix that issue. By extending VoiceVault’s challenge response mode of operation to encompass all digits 0 through 9, an enrollment model that has been compromised, for example through the fraudulent use of recordings, can simply be replaced with one that uses a different set of digits.
“Identity theft and fraud through the use of social engineering techniques is on the rise,” Nik Stanbridge, VP Product Marketing for VoiceVault said. “Fraudsters are now able to capture high quality recordings of users and use them to attack voice biometric systems. In announcing this new capability, we are raising the bar on this line of attack and closing the door on fraudsters.”
As reported previously in BiometricUpdate.com, VoiceVault has had an eventful 2012 and has announced major partnerships in the past few months. Identified as one of the most notable contract wins in 2012 by BiometricUpdate.com, VoiceVault announced that its voice biometric identity verification solution would be used by a leading U.S. cable provider.