We have long been accustomed to the fact that hackers can steal confidential data from our smartphones, install viruses and malicious malware, and steal passwords from bank cards. However, a conference in Las Vegas recently revealed a new threat that our own gadgets may pose to us.
It turned out that smartphones, laptops and any other acoustic gadgets can be used by an attacker and turned into a real acoustic weapon. Expert Matt Wicksey empirically proved that an attack requires only a network connection. He turned on sounds that were hacked with the help of a special program;
Wixie said that he had informed device manufacturers of a vulnerability he had discovered.