Apple iPhone, Amazon Alexa, and Google Home can be hacked from a laser, these are the threats
Smartphones have become a part of our everyday life and many of the details related to our lives are saved in them. In this way, smart speakers and home devices have made a place in our lifestyle, who have answers to every question and with their help, we can control the smart devices installed in the home. Now it has been revealed that these smart speakers can also be hacked and almost all the details related to you can be stolen. According to new research, it can be done only with the help of a laser.
Research by the University of Michigan and the University of Electro-Communications has been published under the name ‘Light Commands: Laser-Based Audio Injection Attacks on Voice-Controllable Systems’. Researchers say that commands can be given remotely to iPhone, Siri, Alexa, Facebook Portal, and Google Home Devices without saying anything and without appearing. With the help of laser, these devices can be tasked by giving commands such as locking, unlocking, starting vehicles, unlocking doors or accessing websites.
Hacking from 110 meters away
Researchers have said that they can be given commands with the help of laser from 360 feet or about 110 meters away from these devices. Since these devices are voice-activated and cannot verify users without getting any voice commands, in such a situation laser attacks can be done easily and many times. Researchers say that these devices require a PIN to deliver some commands, although there is no limit on the number of times this PIN can be gassed.
This system has become the reason
What makes such an attack even more dangerous. Is that in the event of such devices being placed near a window? Hackers can attack a light beam from another building. Such beams can go near the glass and the user’s device can be hacked by giving commands from a distance. Researchers said that this attack can be done by taking advantage of a flaw in the microphone. Which takes the help of micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS). Any device using this system can be hacked with a laser.
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