Security researchers have discovered that some models of Sonos and Bose speakers can be remotely hijacked by hackers to play creepy and unnerving ghostly sounds. Researchers at Trend Micro discovered a strange vulnerability that affects a small percentage of speakers by the two firms, including the Sonos Play:1, Sonos One, and Bose SoundTouch systems, Wired first reported. The affected internet-connected models can be discovered by hackers or pranksters using simple internet scans like NMap and Shodan and remotely accessed to play an audio clip of their choosing, researchers said. Depending on the time of the scan, between 2000 and 5000 Sonos devices and about 400 to 500 Bose devices were spotted online and potentially vulnerable to hacking.

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