After I wrote an article on Bitdefender’s Hot for Security blog about whether your voice should be enough to unlock your Android phone, a number of people got in touch telling me that Hollywood definitively proved voice recognition security was a flawed idea 23 years ago!
Here, for your nostalgic pleasure, is a clip of Robert Redford in the 1992 movie “Sneakers”.
My suspicion is that something similar would probably work against Trusted Voice, the new “smart lock” being rolled out to some Android 5.0 Lollipop users. Perhaps without needing to carry a dictaphone around with you.
Okay, so now I have an admission to make.
Deep breath. Here goes…
I’ve never seen “Sneakers”.
Or “War Games”.
Or “Princess Bride” (although I understand there’s not much computer stuff in that).
Yeah, I know. Embarrassing. There go my geek credentials. I guess I better go see if they’re on Netflix.
I only saw “Top Gun” for the first time last year at my wife’s insistence (and boy! I can’t begin to tell you how hilarious that movie was… you should watch it again now with 21st century eyes.)