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When a light is a thief that tells your garage door to open

TechXplore - Wed 6 Nov 19

Shining lasers at voice assistants like Alexa and Siri, researchers from Michigan and Japan achieved a hack where lasers had the power of commands from the human voice.

Researchers use laser to hack voice-activated devices like Amazon Echo

USA today - Fri 8 Nov 19

The researchers used a laser beam from outside of a house to activate smart devices, including unlocking doors.       

Smart Speakers Can Be Controlled Remotely By A Laser Beam

Ubergizmo - Tue 5 Nov 19

Smart speakers like Google Home and Amazon Echo have always been in the buzz for the potential security/privacy issues.However, this time it is something more interesting.It looks like that ...

Siri, Alexa, and Google Home can be hacked with a laser

Techspot - Tue 5 Nov 19

For the last few years, tech giants like Amazon, Google, Apple, and others have been busy building smart devices that can be controlled by voice. Naturally, a lot of people have questioned the ...

Researchers Hack Echo, Google Home, HomePod Speakers With Cheap Lasers

HotHardware - Tue 5 Nov 19

It's bad enough we have to worry about sharks with frickin' laser beams attached, but now we have to be vigilant against the threat lasers present to smart home speakers and other devices with ...

Researchers Hack Smart Speakers with Lasers

Extremetech - Tue 5 Nov 19

Consumers are increasingly outfitting their homes with smart speakers and displays that use wide-field microphones to pick up voice commands. These devices ...

Lasers can seemingly hack Alexa, Google Home and Siri - CNET

CNET Cutting Edge - Tue 5 Nov 19

Researchers took over smart speakers, phones and tablets by shining lasers at their microphones.

Lasers can silently issue 'voice commands' to your smart speakers

Engadget - Tue 5 Nov 19

Laser pointers can apparently trick smart speakers, phones and tablets into following voice commands to open doors or make purchases, even from hundreds of feet away. Researchers from ...

Your Amazon Echo or Google Home could be fooled by a laser ‘speaking’ words

The Verge - Mon 4 Nov 19

As handy as smart speakers can be, the fact they’re always listening can make them a little creepy — remember how smart speaker makers were caught using humans to listen to voice ...

Researchers used a laser to hack Alexa and other voice assistants

CNN - Mon 4 Nov 19

Usually you have to talk to voice assistants to get them to do what you want. But a group of researchers determined they can also command them by shining a laser at smart speakers and other ...

Laser can be used to simulate a human voice and hack into Google Home and other smart devices 

Daily Mail - Mon 4 Nov 19

A group of researchers have published results from a shocking experiment that shows how voice controlled smart devices can be operated remotely using targeted laser beams.

Researchers hack Siri, Alexa, and Google Home by shining lasers at them

Arstechnica - Mon 4 Nov 19

MEMS mics respond to light as if it were sound. No one knows precisely why.

Hackers Can Use Lasers to ‘Speak’ to Your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Wired Security - Mon 4 Nov 19

By pointing lasers tuned to a precise frequency at a smart assistant, researchers could force it to unlock cars, open garage doors, and more.