Friday, September 08, 2017

Hackers can spy on you and take over your smart devices by controlling Siri, Alexa, and Google Now...

Voice assistants, including Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa, can be controlled by hackers using inaudible voice commands, researchers at Zhejiang University in China have found.

This can be done using a technique that translates voice commands into ultrasonic frequencies that are too high for the human ear to recognise.

The technique, named DolphinAttack, could be used to download a virus, send fake messages and even add fake events to a calendar.

It could also give hackers access to outgoing video or phone calls, allowing them to spy on their victims.  Full story...

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