By Todd Bernhard on Fri, 08/28/2015
In the movies, a character's voice is often used as their password. The Robert Redford film Sneakers used that very idea as a plot point. The hackers needed to get a technician to say the different words in "My voice is my passport." This may all seem very Hollywood, but it's real. I attended SpeechTek in New York City last week and several vendors offer such technology. One such company, VoicePIN, offers a "voice biometrics" API (Application Programming Interface) so web and app developers can add voice-based authentication.