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News: Microsoft Confirms Vista Speech Attack Tactic

Category: Operating Systems, OCC News
Posted: February 1, 2007 10:27PM
Author: sdy284

CRN - Windows Vista's speech recognition feature can be used by pranksters to remotely force a PC into executing some commands, Microsoft has confirmed, but the company's security team downplayed the threat. After several security researchers posted messages on mailing lists detailing how a prank could be done -- a malicious Web site, for example, could host an audio file that shouted out commands to shut down the system -- Microsoft's Security Response Center (MSRC) replied in a blog entry Wednesday.

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