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New smartphone vulnerability found through Siri
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In a recent case study it was found that cellphone voice assistants such as Siri and googles equivalent can be activated remotely. Normally these respond to a vocal prompt from their user, but by transmitting audio waves the research team found a way to activate them and potentially send specific commands from a distance. These waves are in a frequency thats not detectable to the common ear, so if properly developed could prove a future risk to any device with these capabilities.
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