New hack allows for Siri and others to be controlled via laser beam

RECTANGLE siri being controled via laser beam

There is a new hardware hack floating through the hackosphere. I am not talking about another angelic checkm8 bootrom exploit. I’m talking about a voice assistant laser beam hack. I can’t believe I just typed that. A laser beam shinned into a microphone of a smart device can control its voice assistant has been found by University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo and the University of Michigan.

This hack, dubbed Light Commands, can control your device’s voice assistant from up to 361ft (110m). And it doesn’t matter what device it is , Google, Samsung, or even Amazon. This laser hack uses lasers to “attack” the Microelectro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) microphones on the devices. To change what is being said to the voice assistant all they have to do is change the amplitude of a laser light going into the microphone.

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Daniel, 25, has been following Apple products since the release of the first iPhone in 2007. He has been following the jailbreak scene since iPhone OS 1.0 in 2007. Around this time in 2007, he also started getting interested in developing apps and tweaks for iPhone OS devices. While he has not publicly completed any of these, he still continues to follow the Apple Beta and Apple Jailbreak scene closely. He also has a passion for web development and design.