Windows Recall AI screenshots every 5 seconds, vulnerable to attacks

WIRED June 4, 2024, 04:00 PM UTC

Summary: Security researchers warn that Windows Recall AI, capturing screenshots every 5 seconds, stores data in an unencrypted database, making it vulnerable to attackers. Ethical hacker Alex Hagenah created TotalRecall, a tool to extract and display all recorded data, urging Microsoft to enhance security before Recall's launch on Copilot+ PCs. TotalRecall can automatically extract data from Recall's unencrypted database in seconds, including sensitive information like messages and web activity.

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Timeline:

  1. [2.9]
    Microsoft delays Windows Recall launch with Copilot+ PCs due to security concerns (Windows Central)
    3h
    Source
  2. [2.9]
    Microsoft delays Recall AI feature on Copilot Plus PCs (The Verge)
    4h
    Source
  3. [3.1]
    Copilot now available in classic Outlook for Windows users (The Indian Express)
    18h
    Source
  4. [3.4]
    Copilot AI features default in Microsoft products, boosting productivity (Mashable)
    3d
    Source
  5. [2.2]
    Microsoft halts Windows 11 24H2 Release Preview build (Ars Technica)
    4d
    Source
  6. [2.7]
    Microsoft's Recall feature faces security concerns, gets recalled (Firstpost)
    4d
    Source
  7. [2.5]
    Microsoft enhances 'Recall' feature with privacy settings (MediaNama.com)
    4d
    Source
  8. [2.1]
    Microsoft makes Windows Recall opt-in with enhanced security measures (Rappler)
    4d
    Source
  9. [3.4]
    Microsoft recalls AI-centric Recall feature due to privacy concerns (News18)
    4d
    Source
  10. [3.5]
    Microsoft makes 'Recall' opt-in, adds security features (Mashable)
    5d
    Source
  11. [2.2]
    Microsoft makes Recall on Copilot+ PCs opt-in, addresses concerns (The Indian Express)
    6d
    Source
  12. [2.1]
    Microsoft reworking Recall in Windows 11 for security improvements (Ars Technica)
    6d
    Source
  13. [3.9]
    Microsoft to make Recall opt-in due to security concerns (WIRED)
    7d
    Source
  14. [2.5]
    Microsoft makes Recall feature optional in Windows 11 for security (The Verge)
    7d
    Source
  15. [2.7]
    Microsoft's Recall feature vulnerable to hacking, exposes historical data (WIRED)
    7d
    Source
  16. [1.6]
    Intel's and AMD's Copilot Plus PCs lack Copilot AI features (The Verge)
    7d
    Source
  17. [3.8]
    Microsoft's new Recall feature criticized for security flaws (Mashable)
    8d
    Source
  18. [3.5]
    Windows Recall raises security concerns due to data storage risks (Ars Technica)
    9d
    Source
  19. [4.9]
    Windows 11's Recall feature raises cybersecurity and privacy concerns (The Verge)
    11d

  20. [3.8]
    Nvidia and AMD bring Copilot Plus AI to gaming laptops (The Verge)
    12d
    Source
  21. [2.6]
    Windows 11's Recall feature cracked for unsupported hardware (The Verge)
    13d
    Source
  22. [1.6]
    Microsoft's 'Recall' AI tool takes laptop screenshots, privacy concerns (Daily Mail)
    14d
    Source
  23. [2.4]
    Elon Musk warns against Microsoft's new AI feature Recall (The Irish Sun)
    18d
    Source
  24. [3.5]
    Privacy concerns over Microsoft's Copilot+ PCs Recall feature (Business Insider)
    19d
    Source
  25. [1.9]
    Elon Musk criticizes Microsoft's Recall feature in Windows 11 (GB News)
    20d
    Source
  26. [5.7]
    Microsoft's Recall AI feature faces privacy concerns and investigation (Mashable)
    22d

  27. [3.9]
    Microsoft introduces Recall AI tool for PCs, Elon Musk criticizes (Hindustan Times)
    24d
    Source
  28. [3.8]
    Microsoft introduces Recall for Windows 11, an AI-powered tool (The Verge)
    24d
    Source