Hackers use sounds to hack your devices

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Nowadays, there are so many different devices from cell phones, tablets to things like Amazon's Echo or Google Home. So, with all these gadgets you have hackers trying to find new ways to take advantage.

Researchers at Zheijing University in China have found that voice activation programs on your cell phone or tablet can be controlled by ultrasound commands. Basically, it's a sound that the human ear can't pick up. It's called Dolphin Attack.

Ken Colburn with Data Doctors says it's no surprise.

"We're thinking in terms of communication. They're simply listening to sound waves, so it's all zeroes and ones to these things." 

Colburn says this form of hacking isn't really practical in the real world. The experiment was done in a controlled environment.

"It's entirely possible that they can go in and maybe in a coffee shop but it would be obvious that they're doing something crazy."

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