A voice password just works as a regular 4 digit PIN or a combination of letters and numbers. A Voice recognition is a biometric software and more secure and reliable than the traditional form. The voice-based passwords are slowly taking over the much-used number and words passwords. Since those passwords slow down the security process and are more susceptible to hacking. Also, if you see the bright side, there is always a moment where every one of us has forgotten the password. It can be very frustrating and helpless, since writing down is forbidden.
Voice recognition on another hand, is based on biometric software and is a secure form for banking and other important transaction. Our voice is unique as our fingerprint.
How secure is voice recognition?
Our voice is as unique as our fingerprint. According to a voice hacker, synthesizing or capturing the voice of any person is easy and convenient. But the voice recognition does analyze the way people say certain words, the heaviness of the voice are taken into consideration. It is impossible to create a voice as similar to the original one.
On an average, humans can speak 150 words per minute and type only 40. With the Internet of Things (IoT) gradually taking over the daily lives, the precision and accuracy of voice recognition have to be impeccable. Devices such as Amazon Echo, Apple Watch, iPhone and other devices which are programmed with voice recognition capabilities.
The more intrigued forms of biometric security which we will see in near future are the heartbeat, iris recognition, and vein pattern.
Some of the flagship software from these companies are as follows-
Siri- with 95% accuracy rate, the funniest and smart in its own way, Siri does grab attention. With the latest launch, Siri is upgraded and could recognize more sounds and understand accents.
Baidu- The Google of China, with it 96% accuracy rate of identifying human voices. It was developed in Silicon Valley with programming thousands of pre-recorded voices.
Hound- Also a product of Silicon Valley, HoundSound app recognizes voice command with 95% precision and performs calculations and answers verbal questions.
Google now– With 92% accuracy rate, it is mainly used via Google app. Also uses images for web searches by 2019.
Microsoft Cortana– A Microsoft product built for Windows 10. It can compose messages, create events, etc.
Amazon Alexa– the fairly new one in this voice recognition game. It’s a device which doesn’t need a manual activation or has a screen. It can play music, read for you, adjust lighting, etc. it is said that it adapts to your voice our multiple usages.