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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1126 How to hack mobile devices using YouTube videos
Researchers have devised a way to leverage YouTube to hack mobile devices.

A team from the University of California, Berkeley, and Georgetown University have developed the means to compromise a mobile device using hidden voice commands embedded within a YouTube video.

In order for the device to be attacked, the intended victim needs to do nothing more than watch the YouTube content.

The researchers say on their project page that the hidden voice commands used by the attack are "unintelligible to human listeners but which are interpreted as commands by devices."
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