[Pdx-pm] New way to write software in Vista

Eric Wilhelm scratchcomputing at gmail.com
Wed Feb 28 10:44:19 PST 2007

# from John Goalby
# on Wednesday 28 February 2007 09:16 am:

>> > Reportedly, some people have figured out how to crack into Vista
>> > using a Trojan horse that outputs to the sound system and issues
>> > system commands to the voice recognition.  Apparently that
>> > possibility never occured to the rocket scientists in Redmond.
>>"Simon says `deltree -y c:\`!"
>Right!  But it did occur to them.  That is why when you say it, it
>comes out as gibberish.
>I said: deltree -y c:\
>Vista heard: Dell tree - why a seat can't slash

simon says:  press dee press e press el press tee press are press e 
press e press space press minus press why press space press cee press 
colon press backslash

You might have a hard time getting it to work, but an attacker is surely 
going to use finely tuned/debugged pre-recorded commands.  Anyway, 
there's probably an easter egg that maps "thbbt beep zorp geaur" to the 
builtin rootkit installer.

"It is a mistake to allow any mechanical object to realize that you are 
in a hurry."
--Ralph's Observation

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