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Amazon’s Alexa could be tricked into snooping on users, say security researchers
May 7, 2018 | By Danny Palmer

Security researchers say they found a way to make Amazon's Alexa digital assistant listen in on its users indefinitely -- and provide a transcript of everything said in front of... Read More >

Turning an Echo Into a Spy Device Only Took Some Clever Coding
May 7, 2018 | By LILY HAY NEWMAN

IT'S IMPORTANT NOT to overstate the security risks of the Amazon Echo and other so-called smart speakers. They're useful, fun, and generally have well thought-out privacy protections. Then again, putting a mic in your home naturally... Read More >

New Skill Let Amazon Alexa Spy on Users
May 7, 2018 | By PAUL WAGENSEIL

As a proof of concept, researchers from Israel-based application-security firm Checkmarx wrote a malicious "skill," or Alexa functions, that managed to turn an Amazon Echo Dot into a full-fledged eavesdropping device that recorded dialogue indefinitely and sent transcriptions of human speech to a third-party website as well as to Amazon. (The skill was never... Read More >

Researchers Hacked Amazon’s Alexa to Spy On Users, Again
May 7, 2018 | By Lindsey O’Donnell

A malicious proof-of-concept Amazon Echo Skill shows how attackers can abuse the Alexa virtual assistant to eavesdrop on consumers with smart devices – and automatically transcribe every word said. Checkmarx... Read More >

Latest Alexa hack shows Echo could be turned into scary spying device
May 7, 2018 | By Colm Gorey

According to Forbes, the discovery was made by a company called Checkmarx, whose tools test the security of soon-to-be released software. The hack exploits Alexa’s in-built function to listen out for follow-up... Read More >

Hacking the Amazon Alexa virtual assistant to spy on unaware users
May 7, 2018 | By Pierluigi Paganini

Checkmarx experts created a proof-of-concept Amazon Echo Skill for Alexa that instructs the device to eavesdrop on users’ conversations and then sends the transcripts to a website controlled by the attackers. Read More >

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Press Releases


April 2, 2018

Checkmarx is Named a Leader in the Gartner 2018 Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing

RAMAT GAN, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Checkmarx, today announced that it has been named a Leader in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing. Checkmarx’s Application Security Testing platform includes Codebashing (Secure Coding... Read More >


March 20, 2018

Checkmarx Names Bernd Leger Chief Marketing Officer

NEW YORK & RAMAT GAN, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Checkmarx, a global leader in application security testing, today announced that it has appointed Bernd Leger as Chief Marketing Officer. Leger has been an innovator in marketing helping fast-growing global companies scale for more than 20 years. He will be responsible for overseeing Checkmarx's... Read More >


January 24, 2018

Checkmarx Announces Strong Momentum in 2017, Fueled by Revenue and Customer Growth

Application security testing leader saw a 70 percent year-over-year sales growth and added 350 new customers RAMAT GAN, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Checkmarx, a global leader in application security testing, today announced that... Read More >


November 30, 2017

Checkmarx is the Number One Fastest Growing Cybersecurity Company in Israel Five Years in a Row

November 30, 2017  NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Checkmarx, a global leader in Application Security Testing, has been selected for the fifth year in a row as one of Israel's fastest growing companies... Read More >


November 1, 2017

Checkmarx Announces Partnership with Leading IT Provider TeraMach, a Pivot Company

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Checkmarx, a global leader in Application Security Testing, today announced a partnership with TeraMach, a Pivot company and full-service information technology provider. TeraMach will be able to offer enterprise customers... Read More >


October 18, 2017

Checkmarx Expands Codebashing Developer Application Security Training With New Interactive Mobile Security Courses

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Checkmarx, a global leader in application security testing solutions, today announced it is launching new mobile security courses for developers. The interactive courses include secure coding for Android Java,... Read More >

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