Paper Boys

Episode 64

Can lasers hack your voice device?

Lasers might trick your smart home devices and impersonate you.

Cell phones, tablets, home assistants, and even cars are leveraging voice control technology to add convenience to our lives. But are our voice controlled devices at risk for being hacked…by lasers? In an interesting new study, researchers figured out how voice controlled devices could be hacked inconspicuously using laser pointers. Join James and Charlie this week as they dive into the science and implications of the strange weakness in voice controlled systems.

Check out the researchers’ website here, their article here, and the Wired article here.

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