Alexa and Siri Can Hear This Hidden Command. You Can’t

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Alexa and Siri Can Hear This Hidden Command. You Can’t

With the proliferation of voice bots, there is an increasing risk of vulnerability exploits to them. This article explores how hackers can specifically target these bots by sending vocal commands that could be heard by AI, but not by humans, to potentially cause the devices to take actions such as unlock doors, open risky webpages, and more. Definitely something to keep top-of-mind for consumers, and how you’re designing your voice bots (quick tip: 2-factor authentication for voice purchases).

Alexa and Siri Can Hear This Hidden Command. You Can’t.

With the proliferation of voice bots, there is an increasing risk of vulnerability exploits to them. This article explores how hackers can specifically target these bots by sending vocal commands that could be heard by AI, but not by humans, to potentially cause the devices to take actions such as unlock doors, open risky webpages, and more. Definitely something to keep top-of-mind for consumers, and how you’re designing your voice bots (quick tip: 2-factor authentication for voice purchases).

Date

May 18, 2016

Category

Business