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Hacking smartphones via voice commands hidden in YouTube videos

12
Jul
2016
Hacking smartphones via voice commands hidden in YouTube videos

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A group of researchers from Georgetown University and UC Berkeley have demonstrated how voice commands hidden in YouTube videos can be used by malicious attackers to compromise smartphones.

In order for the attack to work, the target smartphones have to have Apple Siri or Google Now – the intelligent personal assistant software that uses a natural language user interface to answer questions, make recommendations, and perform actions – enabled.

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