[Owasp-cape-town] [zacon-comm] Anyone thinks this might be a bad idea? On-chip DSP in your laptop?

Roelof Temmingh roelof at paterva.com
Tue Aug 25 09:22:32 UTC 2015


Yeah defo dedicated sound processing chips are the start of Skynet / it's
backdoored for the NSA to listen to you streaming Internet radio.

Ag no man...don't be daft. DSPs have been around for decades - it's just a
processor that's dedicated for handling signals better than your main
processor. In fact the main processors of today would run circles around
the DSPs of 2 years ago. At best something like voice recognition (or
breaking it down to smaller symbol chunks) is now done on-chip and not in
software, meaning voice snooping malware is now 100 lines of code and not
1000 and it requires less bandwidth as it does speech to text and not raw
audio...;)

RT



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Roelof Temmingh


On Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 11:08 AM, Liam Smit <liam.smit at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Christo
>
> "OK Google".
>
> I.e. your phone definitely and tablet (probably) already have DSPs.
>
> So potential for abuse but then just about everything does...
>
>
> Regards,
>
> On Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 9:10 AM, christo <christo.goosen at owasp.org> wrote:
> > New Intel Chip with on-chip DSP
> >
> >
> http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/15/08/24/1713205/skylake-has-a-voice-dsp-and-listens-to-your-commands
> >
> > So many malicious or government applications for this.
> >
> > CG
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