On the Feasibility of Acoustic Attacks Using Commodity Smart Devices

  title={On the Feasibility of Acoustic Attacks Using Commodity Smart Devices},
  author={Matt Wixey and Shane Johnson and Emiliano De Cristofaro},
  journal={2020 IEEE Security and Privacy Workshops (SPW)},
Sound at frequencies above (ultrasonic) or below (infrasonic) the range of human hearing can, in some settings, cause adverse physiological and psychological effects to individuals. We investigate the feasibility of cyber-attacks that could make smart consumer devices produce possibly imperceptible sound at both high (17-21kHz) and low (60-100Hz) frequencies, at the maximum available volume setting, potentially turning them into acoustic cyber-weapons. To do so, we deploy attacks targeting… Expand
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