Voice Squatting Attacks Impact Amazon Alexa and Google Home Assistants

Voice Squatting Attacks Impact Amazon Alexa and Google Home Assistants

So, for example, they can give a different voice to each character in an adventure story or in a game skill. Regardless of their quality, though, many users will likely appreciate the added diversity these voices could add to their favorite Alexa skills in the future. Polly will let skill developers choose from eight different English voices and a wide variety of non-English voices.

With the rising popularity of Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa, HP Inc's new 34-inch curved all-in-one (AiO) PC is expected to come with the built-in digital assistant app.

The move comes thanks to Amazon Polly text-to-search service, which the company is opening to developers as a part of the preview program.

Amazon Polly can also be used even if you already use multiple voices in your skill through.mp3 files or other techniques, the post noted, as Polly offers more natural-sounding voices and is easy to maintain.

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Polly's voices are far from ideal, of course, but as they see more use, that could change. Visit the Amazon Polly product page for more information.

Below are two videos demonstrating a voice squatting attack on an Amazon Alexa and Google Home device.

If you have an idea for using Amazon Polly voices in your skill, tell us about it via this survey. They can pick from a handful of available voices (made possible by Polly, Amazon's text-to-speech service).

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