Junichi Yamagishi, Tomi H Kinnunen, Nicholas Evans, Phillip De Leon and Isabel Trancoso
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 585-587,June 2017
Abstract: The papers in this special issue focus on automatic speaker verification (ASV) technologies and applications for their use. ASV offers a low-cost and flexible solution to biometric authentication. While there liability of ASV systems is now considered sufficient to support mass-market adoption, there are concerns that the technology is vulnerable to spoofing, also referred to as presentation attacks. Spoofing refers to an attack whereby a fraudster attempts to manipulate a biometric system by masquerading as another, enrolled person. Replayed, synthesized and converted speech spoofing attacks can all be used to present high-quality, convincing speech signals which are representative of other, specific speakers and thus present a genuine threat to the reliability of ASV authentication systems.