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Researchers hack Siri and Google Assistant using ultrasonic waves

March 16, 2020

If you think your AI assistant answers only to you, think twice! Researchers at the Michigan State University College of Engineering have demonstrated a clever way to make smartphone assistants execute malicious commands issued by hackers, Tech Xplore reports. By using ultrasound frequencies inaudible to the human ear, scientists tricked the assistants into obeying their commands. As it turns out, smartphones’ microphones can detect sound way above human hearing, and these ultrasonic waves can activate Siri or Google Assistant.

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