The exploitation of web devices on the web 3.0 network of things has been sky rocketing lately. Mainly through audio web exploits. This new web 3.0 tech is frighteningly interesting. The Audio exploits abound though especially on the web.
First a couple from Portland had an interesting experience with a web audio exploit on their Alexa powered audio web 3.0 device.
Business InsiderMay 24, 2018
- A couple in Portland, Oregon, say their Amazon Alexa-powered devices in their home recorded a private conversation and sent it to a person in their contacts 176 miles away in Seattle.
- They say the incident occurred about two weeks ago, KIRO-TV first reported.
- The woman told KIRO-TV that the device had not audibly advised her that it was recording her conversation and sending it.
A couple in Portland, Oregon, say that speakers in their home powered by Amazon’s Alexa smart voice assistant recorded a private conversation and sent the recording to a person in their contacts.
A woman named Danielle says she and her husband got a call two weeks ago from the contact, who told them to immediately unplug all their devices because he had heard their conversation in his home 176 miles away in Seattle, KIRO-TV first reported. She said he proved it by providing details about the conversation, which was about hardwood floors.
Scary stuff with these audio exploits.
More web audio exploitation stories from Tyler Durden @ Zero Hedge.
Over the last two years, academic researchers have identified various methods that they can transmit hidden commands that are undetectable by the human ear to Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, and Google’s Assistant.
According to a new report from The New York Times, scientific researchers have been able “to secretly activate the artificial intelligence systems on smartphones and smart speakers, making them dial phone numbers or open websites.” This could, perhaps, allow cybercriminals to unlock smart-home doors, control a Tesla car via the App, access users’ online bank accounts, load malicious browser-based cryptocurrency mining websites, and or access all sort of personal information.
In 2017, Statista projected around 223 million people in the U.S. would be using a smartphone device, which accounts for roughly 84 percent of all mobile users. Of these 223 million smartphones users, around 108 million Americans are using the Android Operating System, and some 90 million are using Apple’s iOS (operating system). A new Gallup poll showed that 22 percent of Americans are actively using Amazon Echo or Google Assistant in their homes.
Well If you have a lot of time on your hands and are handy with some sort of audio software. The coming years should be very lucrative for you trying to stop all these web 3.0 audio exploits