Beware! your smartphone can be hacked just by playing youtube videos!!

Youtube videos can hack your smartphone!! YES, its true. You smartphone can be hacked just by playing youtube videos.
A muffled voice hidden in youtube videos can issue commands to nearby smartphone without even knowing it, researchers reveal.
According to Micah Sherr, professor at Georgetown University, voice recognition has taken off quickly on phones thanks to services like Google and Apple’s Siri but voice software can make it easier to hack smartphone.
The hackers know ins and out of the voice recognition software itself and know its internal workings, they can create a voice command that are even harder to decipher by human.

“It might not work every time but it’s a number’s game. If a million people watch a kitten video with a secret message embedded, 10,000 of them might have their phone nearby. If 5,000 of those load a URL with malware on it, you have 5,000 smartphones under an attacker’s control,” pcworld.com quoted Sherr as saying.

This could be only stopped if the developer adds some filter to filter any of the voices which seems to be suspicious. So before playing any video you must think atleast once about the virus infection.

Source:indianexpress.com