Microsoft has admitted that Vista’s speech recognition features could be hijacked so that the computer tells itself to delete files or folders.
In order for the attack to be successful, the targeted system would need to have the speech recognition feature previously activated and configured. Additionally the system would need to have speakers and a microphone installed and turned on. The exploit scenario would involve the speech recognition feature picking up commands through the microphone such as “copy”, “delete”, ”shutdown”, etc. and acting on them. These commands would be coming from an audio file that is being played through the speakers.
Gee what happened to, “Vista is so secure it could run life support systems.” I sure wouldn’t want to be hooked up to Vista. Would you?
[tags]windows vista, microsoft, vista[/tags]