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 Post subject: New silent Hacks...
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:36 pm 
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Researchers can now send secret audio instructions undetectable to the human ear to Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/10/tech ... tacks.html


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 Post subject: Re: New silent Hacks...
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:09 pm 
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I knew there was a reason I to not have voice-related systems in my home. Or car. Or office. Or phone. Or...

I suspect the voice control fad is popular due to all the people in love with the sound of their own voice. Hopefully they'll eventually grow weary of asking the assistant to do something 5 times and it failing to do it every time due to interoperability problems.


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 Post subject: Re: New silent Hacks...
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:01 pm 
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Siri understands my TV better than it does me... I imagine nefarious types could hack a silent ,message tp be broadcast on it. So I disengaged it.


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 Post subject: Re: New silent Hacks...
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:29 pm 
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Not only silent but invisible hacks...
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However, researchers at the cloud security company Avanan have revealed how attackers have been bypassing both Office 365's URL reputation check and Safe Links URL protection features by using Zero-Width SPaces (ZWSPs).

https://amp.thehackernews.com/thn/2019/ ... paces.html


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 Post subject: Re: New silent Hacks...
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Hmm, maybe it's time to go back to my tropical fish hobby.


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 Post subject: Re: New silent Hacks...
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:17 pm 
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No need to go back to the oceans. The trees should be far enough.

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