February 3, 2007

Vista Speech Recognition has Flaw

Reportedly, a flaw has been detected in Microsoft's Vista operating system that could allow remote attackers to take advantage of the new system's speech recognition feature.

Microsoft said that its researchers are investigating the reports of a vulnerability that could allow an attacker to use the speech recognition feature to run malicious programs on Vista systems using prerecorded verbal commands.

The company also said that the speech recognition flaw is novel and notable for being the first publicized flaw in the new operating system since the public launch of Vista earlier this week.

It is, however, learnt that the impact of the flaw is expected to be small. Vista users would need to have the speech recognition feature enabled and have a microphone and speakers connected to their system.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think the speech recognition 'flaw' is totally bogus check this out...

A Flaw in Vista??