How Vulnerable Is Voice Transcription Technology To Cyber Security Threats?

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How Vulnerable Is Voice Transcription Technology To Cyber Security Threats? 

Human beings are now less interested than ever in face to face communication. That being said, conversations that happen through a smartphone are now on the rise.  It’s an interesting point to think about, but there can be some security issues that come with using a mobile phone. It doesn’t matter whether you are using voice to text, or text to speech because you need to be aware of any potential vulnerabilities.

Smartphones- The Rise of the Machine 

Some people think that voice recognition arrived with the launch of the Siri feature, which came to light with the iPhone 4S. It was actually Google’s own operating system that launched this feature years ago though. Apple rolled out Siri as being one of the earliest voice assistants that could schedule your meetings and even learn about your habits. It can even give you an explanation for the meaning of life if you want. Of course, it didn’t take long for Siri to develop some personality quirks.  At the end of the day, there have been some hilarious headlines but at the end of the day, there could be some security flaws.

A Serious Threat to Digital Forensics?

A lot of people are concerned because voice transcription software is often used by forensic experts. That being said, there is a clear distinction between smartphones with their own voice transcription services and the forensic industry. Forensics often use state of the art voice transcription services which are very different to the software that you’d find on your mobile phone. This software is very secure, encrypted and in no way comparable to apps or phone software like Siri.

Is Voice Transcription Dangerous for the Forensic Industry?

One thing that you need to be aware of is that voice transcription services are not dangerous. If you go through a reputable service then you will find that it is in fact, very safe. All of your data will be encrypted, and it will be very secure as well. If you are concerned about this then make sure that you ask your transcription service if they can make sure that they send your files to you in a very secure way. This alone makes voice transcription services the ideal solution if you want to try and use it to transcribe important forensic data.

What about Text to Speech?

It should be noted that text to speech is completely different to voice transcription technology. The software that you download will determine how much you are at risk. If you are not quite sure if you should be downloading software because you are not sure of the risk, then make sure that you read the terms and conditions so you can find out if your data is going to be encrypted or not.

So, voice transcription tech is not vulnerable to security threats because each software is often very, very secure. Things like Siri on the other hand can be prone to threats because so many people own an iPhone and this makes them the ideal target for criminals.

May 20, 2020
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