Does My Computer Hate Me?

February 7, 2007 at 4:57 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

This is going a bit too far. The idea of my computer muttering evil things to itself is a bit too “gollum” for me. I’ve always suspected my computer hates me and would say bad things about me if it could, but if I ever walk by my spare bedroom and hear a voice uttering “Delete all files … yes, the hidden ones too … ah, excellent!” I’m just giving up on technology, moving to the mountains, and taking up soapstone carving.

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Microsoft Downplays Vista Speech-Recognition Hack

By Jennifer LeClaire

February 2, 2007 8:27AM


According to security researchers, Windows Vista’s speech-recognition feature is flawed and hackers could use it to remotely force a PC to execute commands.


Microsoft Relevant Products/Services confirmed the vulnerability on Wednesday — a day after the consumer launch of the new operating system — when security researchers began offering details on how pranksters could exploit the speech technology. A malicious Web site, for example, could load an audio file that shouts commands to shut down the operating system without the user’s authorization.


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  1. Dude I totally know how you feel…

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