19 Oct '15, 8am

How To Control Siri Through Headphone Wires

How To Control Siri Through Headphone Wires

Last week saw the revelation that you can control Siri and Google Now from a distance , using high power transmitters and software defined radios. Is this a risk? No, it’s security theatre, the fine art of performing an impractical technical achievement while disclosing these technical vulnerabilities to the media to pad a CV. Like most security vulnerabilities it is very, very cool and enough details have surfaced that this build can be replicated. The original research paper, published by researchers [Chaouki Kasmi] and [Jose Lopes Esteves] attacks the latest and greatest thing to come to smartphones, voice commands. iPhones and Androids and Windows Phones come with Siri and Google Now and Cortana, and all of these voice services can place phone calls, post something to social media, or launch an application. The trick to this hack is sending audio to the microphone with...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2015/10/19/how-to-control-siri-throug...

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