Open, Cortana: Voice assistant used to bypass locked Windows 10 machine security

Researchers have revealed how Microsoft’s Cortana could be used to bypass the security protection of Windows 10. Speaking at Black Hat in Las Vegas this week, security researchers said a vulnerability existed in the voice assistant which allowed the bypass of the Windows 10 lock screen.

As reported by Threat Post, the vulnerability, dubbed “Open Sesame,” opens the door, bypassing the lock screen, and allows threat actors to locally perform “dangerous functions.”

Read more about the newly discovered exploit of Microsoft’s Cortana, which did not require any external code, on ZDNet.

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