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Google Home Spammed By Burger Company

     
10:45 am on Apr 13, 2017 (gmt 0)

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A burger company had terrific plans to spam Google Home by using its trigger words in an ad to further advertise the burgers using a recently modified Wikipedia page. The Wikipedia edits look suspicious, too, and the page has now reverted back to the original.

It seems google soon realised what was going on and has blocked the burger commercial from triggering Google Home.

This could be just the start of a spam campaign for these speakers.

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11:20 am on Apr 13, 2017 (gmt 0)

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There's several safe guards easily set up to block intrusive commands. That's the first thing I did.
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The average person won't do that - they'll just plug it in.
Clearly, it's likely to be a problem on this and other similar devices.
A person that shall remain nameless has an Amazon device, and over skype I was able to control it with voice commands, much to their annoyance.

All too easy.
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These devices are going to learn to identify us by unique voice signatures soon.
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Try this fun one... "okay Google, play Lucky Trivia".
:-)