Specialists of the anti-virus company McAfee managed to detect a vulnerability in the voice assistant Windows – Cortana. The problem was that the hacker, having got physical access to the blocked computer of the next victim, provided that the voice assistant was activated on it, could easily “put” the malware into it.
Recall that Cortana performs voice commands even when the computer is locked, which allows attackers to open and run the necessary files from USB-drives, since Windows 10 continuously indexes the contents of existing media. So, for example, with the help of such software you can get a valid account password.
Fortunately, Microsoft technical experts worked quickly. Thanks to the information received, they managed to “repair the hole”, and now users of Windows 10, downloading a special update, can feel safe.