Cortana can be exploited by hackers to unlock Windows 10 PC

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A team of IT researchers recently came across a worrying loophole inside the Windows 10 PC. This is a lethal threat to the Windows 10 users even when they have locked their Windows computer system. The hack hack includes activating the voice-command personal assistant Cortana for opening websites on a computer system that has been locked by the user.

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CORTANA CAN BE EXPLOITED BY HACKERS TO UNLOCK WINDOWS 10 PC Website: www.microsofthelpaustralia.com

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 THE HACK INCLUDES ACTIVATING THE VOICE-COMMAND PERSONAL ASSISTANT CORTANA FOR OPENING WEBSITES ON A COMPUTER SYSTEM THAT HAS BEEN LOCKED BY THE USER. Website: www.microsofthelpaustralia.com

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HOW DID THE RESEARCHERS DISCOVER THE ISSUE?  A SIMPLE PHYSICAL ACCESS TO THE USER’S SYSTEM CAN LET A HACKER TO GUIDE IT TO ANY WEBSITE THEY WANT.  Website: www.microsofthelpaustralia.com

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WHATCAN A USER DO TO PREVENT IT FROM HAPPENING?  1. IN CASE THE USER HAS CORTANA SEARCH BAR ON THE TASK BAR, THEY SHOULD CLICK IT AND THEN CLICK ON THE SETTINGS ICON.  Website: www.microsofthelpaustralia.com

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2. NEXT, THEY SHOULD SCROLL DOWN TO THE LOCK SCREEN OPTION AND TURN OFF THE USE CORTANA EVEN MY DEVICE IS LOCKED OPTION.  Website: www.microsofthelpaustralia.com

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 3. FOR ADDITIONAL SECURITY, USERS SHOULD DISABLE THE LET CORTANA RESPOND TO HEY CORTANA OPTION. THIS WILL THEN REQUIRE THE USER TO CLICK ON THE MICROPHONE WHEN THEY WISH TO USE VOICE COMMANDS Website: www.microsofthelpaustralia.com

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