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welivesecurity.com

An acoustic attack can blue screen your Windows computer

Security researchers have demonstrated how attackers could cause physical damage to hard drives, and cause PCs to crash, just by playing sounds through a computer’s speaker.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.


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tripwire.com

How hackers could send secret commands to speech recognition systems with ultrasound

Chinese security researchers have discovered a way to send secret, inaudible commands to speech recognition systems such as Siri, Amazon Alexa or Google Home using ultrasound.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.


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Linux trojan takes screenshots every 30 seconds, has ability to record sound

Researchers at Russian anti-virus firm Dr Web have uncovered a new Trojan horse for Linux that takes screenshots every 30 seconds and is capable of recording sound.

David Bisson reports.


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