Security experts recently discovered that Vista users may be at risk of being attacked by malicious users via voice commands. There have been reports that Vista will support commands spoken by the user. But according to experts investigation, Windows Vista could have system commands activated by audio files running on a Web site. This feature can be exploited by attackers to run malicious commands in the form of an audio file.
Microsoft has confirmed the issue, stating, however, that certain conditions must be met before this flaw can be successfully exploited and that its User Account Control feature severely limits any threat from voice commands.
It is with no doubt that Windows Vista is way ahead of its competitors in terms of technology. Although it has also been commended for its improved security, it is still far from being perfect. Note that Microsoft still has not fixed a reported bug for Vista found last December. Hopefully, it could also come ahead of security issues that could threaten their customers. We wouldn’t want our system to be compromised as easily as just by saying “Open sesame.”
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