Google Home, other personal assistants could be hacked by high frequencies

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Google Home, other personal assistants could be hacked by high frequencies

Google Home, other personal assistants could be hacked by high frequencies

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Did You Hear That?: If what “that” is is an ultrasound command that can be used to take control of your connected home device like an Amazon Echo, then, no, you probably can’t hear it. But you might want to start listening to what some researchers have to say on the matter.

Apparently, officials in the U.S. and China have discovered a method by which a hacker could use one of these high-frequency techniques to get control of your device, and then, potentially, get access to whatever information you have used your gadget for. For example, if you had asked Google Home to check your bank account, a hacker could, in theory, be able to get your bank account information.