BBC fools HSBC voice recognition security system – BBC News

Image caption The bank’s voice-based ID system was fooled by Dan and his twinned

Security software designed to prevent bank fraud has been fooled by a BBC reporter and his twin.

BBC Click reporter Dan Simmons set up an HSBC account and signed up to the bank’s utter ID authentication service.

HSBC reads the system is fasten because each person’s utter is “unique”.

But the bank let Dan Simmons’ non-identical twin, Joe, access the accounting via the telephone after he simulated his brother’s voice.

HSBC introduced the voice-based security in 2016, saying it measured 100 different characteristics of the human utter to substantiate a user’s identity.