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Amazon’s Alexa Hacked To Surreptitiously Record Everything It Hears
May 7, 2018 | By Kevin Murnane

Voice-activated assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and the Google Assistant are convenient and powerful tools for getting information and carrying out tasks. They also raise privacy questions because they record their interactions with the... Read More >

Researchers say they tricked Alexa into spying on them
May 7, 2018 | By Steven Melendez

Researchers at security firm Checkmarx say they built a proof-of-concept skill for Amazon’s Echo devices that in theory could have voice assistant Alexa listen to, transcribe, and report what users said after... Read More >

Researchers Find Amazon Alexa Can Be Hacked to Record Users
May 7, 2018 | By Sean Michael Kerner

On April 25, security firm Checkmarx publicly disclosed that it has found that a malicious developer can trick Amazon's Alexa voice assistant technology to record everything a user says. At... Read More >

Amazon fixed an exploit that allowed Alexa to listen all the time
May 7, 2018 | By Rob LeFebvre

Amazon's Alexa is good at listening, since it has to be ready when you say its wake word, like "Alexa," "Echo" or "Computer." That very same feature, though, has people... Read More >

Amazon has fixed a bug that allowed hackers to listen in on Alexa devices
May 7, 2018 | By Kayla Matthews

Checkmarx was able to create a skill that allowed hackers to listen in on Echo devices and their users’ conversations. Amazon fixed the problem earlier this month, but the incident... Read More >

Amazon Alexa is Hacked, Again; The Security of Users’ Personal Info Is Questioned
May 7, 2018 | By Divya Nayak

As per Checkmarx Researchers, they were able to manipulate code within a built-in Alexa JavaScript library (ShouldEndSession) to pull off the hack. The JavaScript library is tied to Alexa’s orders to... Read More >

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