Vista speech recognition hole emerges
This day would come sooner or later, but it appears that it came sooner than expected. It appears the Vista’s speech recognition program can delete files from the hard drive from any sound captured by your microphone, even if it comes from the speakers.
According to Bill Gates: “Vista is so secure it could run life support systems“, but I don’t think it would be a good idea to have any kind of sound input or output on those…
But still, according to the researcher there’s very little to worry about.
“While we are taking the reports seriously and investigating them accordingly I am confident in saying that there is little if any need to worry about the effects of this issue on your new Windows Vista installation,” said the researcher.