Researchers just proved why it’s so scary that digital assistants are always listening

BY KARISSA BELL

As if we needed more reasons to be freaked out by increasingly powerful digital assistants, there’s a new nightmare scenario: The music you listen to or conversations you hear on TV could hijack your digital assistant with commands undetectable to human ears.

This is known as a “Dolphin Attack” (because dolphins can hear what humans can’t), and researchers have been aware of the possibility for years. The basic idea is that commands could be hidden in high-frequency sounds that our assistant-enabled gadgets can detect, but we are unable to hear.

Read more at: https://mashable.com/2018/05/10/hidden-commands-digital-assistants-dolphin-attack/#kWYt4btNgaqV