Chinese researchers from Zheijiang University have created what is known as the DolphinAttack, a technique that easily hacks any smart device that has some type of voice assistant.
They simply translate their desired vocal commands into ultrasonic frequencies that are too high for the human ear to hear, yet perfectly decipherable by the microphones and software powering our always-on voice assistants.
Every voice assistant: Google, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, and Huawei. It can hack Amazon’s Alexa, every iphone and Apple Watch running Siri, any Galaxy phone, any PC running Windows 10, and all car navigation systems.
They can tell your iphone to call or FaceTime someone; force your computer to open a malicious website and download; order your Alexa to “open the backdoor”; redirect a car navigation system to a new location
The DolphinAttack’s methods are public and can be performed with a smartphone and $3 of hardware. Someone could simply walk past you in a crowd playing a command of frequencies that caused your phone to load a site and install malicious malware.
You would never know.
“From a UX point of view, it feels like a betrayal,” says Ame Elliott, design director at the nonprofit SimplySecure. “The premise of how you interact with the device is ‘tell it what to do,’ so the silent, surreptitious command is shocking.”
The exact same flaw left wide open by every tech company in existence.
They could have commanded their assistants to never obey orders from someone speaking at 20kHz or above, yet Zhejiang researchers found that every major voice assistant company exhibited this vulnerability.
Turns out these tech companies use high pitched frequencies to allow their devices to connect with one another to create that magical tech experience consumers have come to expect.
Wifi is the perfect example.
We are constantly being bathed in ultrasonic frequencies that we have no idea exist.
We live in an electromagnetic soup, and the health effects are staggering.
Tech Companies Did Not Have to Use Damaging Frequencies, They Chose to
Retired British military intelligence scientist Barrie Trower who for years worked in microwave and stealth warfare, has been speaking out and supplying scientific documentation regarding the serious dangers of EMFs, and getting results.
“During the 1950’s and 60’s during the Cold War, it was realized by accident that microwaves could be used as stealth weapons when the Russians beamed the American embassy during the Cold War and it gave everybody working in the embassy cancer, breast cancers, leukemias whatever, and it was realized then that low level microwaves were the perfect stealth weapon to be used on dissident groups around the world, because you could make dissident groups sick, give them cancer, change their mental outlook on life without them even knowing they were being radiated.
The electromagnetic spectrum is a band that goes from gamma rays and x-rays at one end, the very high energy weaves, and it comes down through visible light, which is also some radiation, and then it goes through infrared microwaves, TV and radio. Now the only ones which really affect us in the communications industry are the microwaves, and microwaves have a special ability to interfere with water, which is how microwave ovens work, and we are made of water.
All of our chemical and electrical signals involve water in the body, somehow, electrical communications in the body. So, the industry has picked the worst possible part of the electromagnetic spectrum to give to young children and adults.”
Were all of those cyber attacks in the recent past a ploy to get every Microsoft users to upgrade to Windows 10?
Do you believe in coincidences?