Vista Speech Recognition – The new voice of hacking

I’ve recently being readying about all the ongoing efforts to improve the security of Microsoft‘s new Vista Operating System, but I never thought I would find out that one of the first flaws being publicized since the public launch of Vista earlier this week would have to do with its Speech Recognition capabilities.

Apparently an attacker can run malicious programs by using prerecorded verbal commands, ultimately meaning you can “shout-hack” a system.

“Microsoft has also recommended that users who are concerned about having their computer shout-hacked should either disable the speaker or microphone, turn off the speech recognition feature, or shut down Windows Media Player if they encounter a file that tries to execute voice commands on their system.”

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