Computer, Kill Me

Friday, February 2, 2007

This story, especially Microsoft’s response, made me laugh.  I think we’ll look back on this a few years from now when speech recognition is more evolved and laugh even harder and longer.  The BBC reports  –

Microsoft has admitted that speech recognition features in Vista could be hijacked so that a PC tells itself to delete files or folders…..Some Vista users have already tested the exploit and were able to delete files and empty the trash can so that the documents were not retrievable…..Microsoft said the exploit was “technically possible” but there was no need to worry…..

Reference : http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6320865.stm

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