The US Patent and Trademark Office recently released a new patent ofApple. Shared by the site PatentlyApple, the document in question describes a new feature to increase the security of Siri. The voice assistant could in the future recognize the different voices, and in particular that of the owner of the device.
Today, if you leave your phone on your desk and unattended, a malicious colleague can still access it despite the lock with the Touch ID. Indeed, it will be enough for him to launch Siri to be able to access certain information. Apple thus plans to correct this defect in voice assistance by strengthening its security protocol.
To activate Siri in the future, you will need to enter the access code, pass the fingerprint sensor, and then successfully pass the facial recognition test. Without the validation of this security protocol, no voice command will be able to launch the apple brand assistant.
With this recent patent, Apple is thus preparing the possibility of configuring Siri for exclusive voice recognition. The software will memorize in its database the timbre of the voice, the accent or the way of speaking of the user with the iPhone. The configuration would be done by pronouncing custom text, for example. Repeating this would then be the only way to trigger the voice assistant.