As technology is getting augmented day by day, cyber crime is also rising. Social media has advantages as well as loo polls. No doubt, it helps user to share stuff, talk to people across the world and advertise products. Meanwhile, people can also make negative use of it like hacking, cyber crime, cyber pornography etc.
There are various platforms available for the user like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn which may make your life easier but at the same time it can also harm you!
When we disclose our personal information on these social platforms, we do not always think of its drawbacks. Well, it’s good to think that all these information is useful, it will help you in future to get a job, or find a match mate. Meanwhile, people must not forget the possiblity of hacking.
As the population is rising everyday and people are getting exposed to social media especially youtube, hackers are taking benefit of this platform to hack your account. Moreover, all the appealing videos about animals and babies that you have been watching because of increasing shares can make you go from awww to “hawww”.
The hackers are taking advantage by using a simple voice recognition software on your phone. These distorted voice commands hidden in certain otherwise-innocent videos can carry out such malicious operations.
It was revealed by a team from the University of California, Berkeley, and Georgetown University which stated that, “Hackers have developed the means to compromise a mobile device using hidden voice commands embedded within a YouTube video. The voice recognition software can makes it possible to hack devices. However, the hidden voice commands used by the attack are ‘unintelligible to human listeners but which are interpreted as commands by devices.’
The device can be hacked when you are watching the YouTube video on your PC, laptop, TV, tablet or smartphone. The mangled voice in the surrounding can be picked by your smartphone if left open to listening to voice commands despite being locked, and thus tell your phone to open a URL that exposes it to malware.
“It might not work every time but it’s a number’s game. If a million people watch a kitten video with a secret message embedded, 10,000 of them might have their phone nearby. If 5,000 of those load a URL with malware on it, you have 5,000 smartphones under an attacker’s control,” pcworld.com quoted