Hasta la vista, Vista?

The digital ink's barely dry on Microsoft's new OS and already people are starting to pick holes in Vista.The latest 'flaw' is with its spangly new vo

The digital ink's barely dry on Microsoft's new OS and already people are starting to pick holes in Vista.The latest 'flaw' is with its spangly new voice command feature. Could it be hijacked to start telling itself to delete your precious files?'It’s technically possible', says Microsoft, 'but there’s no need to worry'.In theory, it admits, someone could embed a sound file in a website that utters such phrases as 'delete' and 'empty wastebin', leaving no trace of your documents, but there’s more chance of Bill Gates coming out and admitting his love for the new Mac ads.First the speakers would have to be turned up loud, with a microphone attached and voice recognition activated. Speaker feedback and audio clarity might also thwart an audible attack.At least voice commands can't be used for more deadly functions like deleting a drive, or else the 'format all' track might be rocketing to the top of the hacker MP3 charts.

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