Showing posts with label Smartphone. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Smartphone. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Alexa, disarm the victim’s home security system

Alexa, disarm the victim’s home security system | #TpromoCom #Alexa #Security #Hackers | Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading, explores how hacking attempts on ‘smart’ home assistants via laser pointers have raised further security concerns about the devices. (ifsecglobal.com) https://bit.ly/2JNIeRy

Researchers who last year hacked popular voice assistants with laser pointers take their work to the next level.

It’s still a mystery to researchers at the University of Michigan and The University of Electro-Communications (Tokyo) – just what physically enabled them to inject commands into the embedded microphones of Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and other digital voice assistant devices via laser pointers.

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Monday, December 7, 2020

Is a Voice Test for COVID Coming to a Smartphone Near You?

Is a Voice Test for COVID Coming to a Smartphone Near You? | #TpromoCom #COVID19 #Smartphone #TrackTrace | The race to develop an app that provides vocal screening for COVID-19.

For anyone that has experienced a cotton swab up the nose for a COVID test, the idea of a non-invasive way to help determine whether you should visit your grandmother over the holidays probably sounds pretty good. And, if the companies that have been working on vocal biomarkers of COVID have their way, soon that may be a reality.

This past spring, several separate research reports from universities and the private sector suggested that computer-based voice analysis that looked at the sound waves created when speaking or coughing could help identify people with and without COVID. Promising early results suggested that the sound of your voice indeed held significant clues to your health status.

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