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Hackers can summon Cortana to break into Windows 10 PCs

3 monthes ago   |   By The Verge

Microsoft has issued a Windows 10 security update to prevent hackers from breaking into PCs using Cortana. Microsoft's digital assistant is built into every version of Windows 10, McAfee security researchers discovered it could be summoned from a lock screen to execute malicious software. Any potential hacker would need physical access to a PC, and McAfee details methods to get the digital assistant to index files from a USB drive and execute them.
These files could be executable ones, or Powershell scripts that can even go as far as resetting a Windows 10 account password. The clever...
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Cortana will helpfully let you break into locked Windows PCs

Cortana will helpfully let you break into locked Windows PCs

3 monthes ago   |   By SlashGear

The ubiquity of voice-controlled smart assistants like Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Siri, and even Microsoft Cortana should probably motivate an audit of our platforms' security features. Because more often than not, the almost overarching powers given to these virtual assistants come at the price of, well, giving them too much power. Cortana may not be the most famous one...
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