October 3, 2014 Leave a comment AVG's urgent warning: Turn off this feature on your tablet/phone immediately By Komando Staff, Komando.com 24,78024.7k Photo courtesy of Shutterstock Voice-activated security is a staple of Hollywood movies. In the real world, though, it's not quite as effective as you might think.Voice recognition tech is so vulnerable to hacking and exploitation, in fact, that security researchers recommend disabling your smartphone or tablet's voice features ASAP. In an interview with Forbes, Yuval Benn-Itzhak with security firm AVG had this to say:“Microphones should be disabled immediately and our current recommendation is that the user switch off features [involving voice commands]. At the moment, leaving biometric technology as it is today is like leaving a computer without a password and just allowing anyone to walk by, click and take an action."Burglars with enough technical know-how could, according to Benn-Itzhak, bypass your gadgets' security without having to guess a password or break out a virus.Next page: Find out how this is possible Continued on next page12Next View All BREAKING NEWS, TIPS, AND MORE LIKED WHAT YOU READ? GET MORE IN YOUR INBOX FREE. Stay up-to-date the easy way. SIGN ME UP! Leave a comment Previous Happening Now Netflix partners with hilarious celebrity to make cord cutting a whole lot funnier Next Happening Now Wife of famous former baseball star fights a privacy nightmare Related Articles 10 must-have apps for your phone How to remove viruses from your iPhone or iPad Is a cheap smartphone good enough? Cellphone spying: Is someone seeing your photos, texts, calls and more?