The Voice Assistant Gambit

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Nicole Kobie, writing at New Scientist, tells the tale of newly researched voice assistant attack vectors leveraging signalling flaws (via an ultrasound attack) within both Apple Inc.’s (NasdaqGS: AAPL) and Amazon.com Inc.’s (NasdaqGS: AMZN) voice assitant offerings Siri and Alexa, respectively.
The ‘Dominoe Effect‘ of the ultrasound flaws in these products/services traverses down the device foodchain to Alexa and soo-to-be Siri enabled third party devices… Perhaps new protective sound generating devices are in order?

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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Infosecurity.US authored by Marc Handelman. Read the original post at: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2146658-siri-and-alexa-can-be-turned-against-you-by-ultrasound-whispers/