'Shout hacking': a new security threat for a new OS

A flaw in Vista's speech recognition feature could allow remote attackers to delete files on someone else's PC. Microsoft said it was investigating reports of a vulnerability that could allow an attacker to run malicious programs on Vista systems using pre recorded verbal commands.

The potential security hole was discovered after an online discussion prompted blogger George Ou to try out a speech-based hack. Ou reported that he was able to access the Vista Start menu and, conceivably, run programs using voice commands played over the system's speakers. The speech recognition flaw is novel and notable for being the first hole in the new operating system since its consumer on Tuesday. Techworld.com - Security News - 'Shout-hacking': a new security threat for a new OS

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