Researchers have found that Cortana is listening for voice commands even when your computer is asleep! This flaw can allow hackers to make commands too.
How it works:
The good news is that in order for a hacker to start using Cortana, they have to physically connect to your computer with a USB port and download their software, which will then send your computer to bad websites, causing problems.
After this happens, your computer can then access other computers on the same network and start directing them to the same bad websites.
What you can do:
1: If you aren’t using Cortana, turn it off!
2: Use a password if you leave your computer running
3: Turn your computer off if you aren’t using it.
Microsoft is aware of the problem and working to fix it, but for now it’s still causing problems.
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