Virtual assistants today are incredibly popular. These compact devices make people’s lives easier by helping them find necessary information on the web, offering smart home solutions and completing other...
Virtual assistants today are incredibly popular. These compact devices make people’s lives easier by helping them find necessary information on the web, offering smart home solutions and completing other day-to-day tasks. More and more corporations enter the technological race to better meet people’s needs.
But any new gadget brings with it both advantages and risks. Following some high-profile scandals and after personal accounts of many celebrities have been hacked, people have become increasingly worried about confidentiality of their data. How well can you trust a virtual assistant? What negative consequences can we expect if our information ends up in the wrong hands?
To forget about all of these issues, try Project Alias, a new device with open source code developed by information security specialists Bjorn Kamann and Tore Knudsen. These two former hackers are now professional designers and entrepreneurs. They have made this device simple and easy to use: Project Alias can fit on top of a virtual assistant and directs users’ commands to it.
This gadget is programmed in an artful way: it can send commands to a virtual assistant which are different from those it actually hears. This function lets you forget all about possible spying. This is a highly functioning self-learning device and you can always set it to match your personal needs. This adds an extra layer of protection as information leaks become even less possible.
Development of devices for data protection may soon become another technology trend.
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