DolphinAttack: Hacking Voice Assistants with Inaudible Voice Commands

About a year ago it came to my attention that voice assistants such as Siri can lead to easily exploitable security issues. As voice assistants are not aware who is talking to them, it doesn’t matter if it’s you or your neighbour shouting “Unlock the door” at ‘m … Now a team from Zhejiang University […]

Your iPhone’s lockscreen is unsafe

Before you know it, anyone with physical access to your ‘locked’ device could be accessing your personal photographs and contacts. Even with the latest iOS 9.0.1 update, your iPhone’s lockscreen is unsafe → On a sidenote: The audio stack of my iPhone crashed today — “Hello IT, have you tried …”

Siri Proxy: Using Siri to control your thermostat

Siri Proxy is a proxy server for Apple’s Siri “assistant.” The idea is to allow for the creation of custom handlers for different actions. This can allow developers to easily add functionality to Siri. Here’s a demonstration that I wrote: It allows me to control my thermostat when I am at home. Doesn’t require a […]

Why we won’t see Siri appearing on Apple TV any time soon

From the TV show 30 Rock: What if you didn’t need a remote control, because the remote control is your own voice? Along with a good laugh this also raises an upcoming solution voice control technology creators will have to think of: how can we assure that you — and only you — can control […]