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Is Alexa spying on YOU? Security researchers reveal how the assistant’s code could be tweaked to create new ‘skill’ that lets it eavesdrop
May 7, 2018

Researchers at cybersecurity firm Checkmarx created what seemed to be a harmless calculator skill, or an application used for the voice-activated assistant, that would secretly record long after a user... Read More >

Amazon’s Alexa had a flaw that let eavesdroppers listen in
May 7, 2018 | By Alfred Ng

Alexa is a good listener -- so good, in fact, that researchers discovered a way to have it record audio indefinitely. Amazon's smart voice assistant had a coding flaw that... Read More >

Amazon’s Alexa had a slight eavesdropping flaw
May 7, 2018 | By Joe Uchill

Researchers at the security firm CheckMarx discovered a security flaw in Amazon's Alexa voice enabled digital personal assistant that could have been used to eavesdrop and transcribe any ambient conversation. But, there are caveats: The flaw requires a user to not only install, but also run a malicious app on Alexa,... Read More >

Flaw let Amazon Alexa record users without knowing
April 29, 2018 | By Good Morning America

Researchers at cybersecurity firm Checkmarx say they found a flaw that could have let the smart speaker record users without them knowing it. Read More >

2018 Security 100: 20 Coolest Web, Email And Application Security Vendors
March 7, 2018 | By Michael Novinson

Checkmarx in July unveiled its acquisition of Codebashing, an application security education company built by developers that uses gamification to train other developers. One month later, the company released an interactive application security testing platform that enables dynamic and continuous testing in real time with zero scan time, outstanding accuracy... Read More >

Tinder Flaw Lets Anyone Snoop on Your Swipes
January 24, 2018 | By Marshall Honorof

Israeli security firm Checkmarx released a report on the subject, entitled “Are You on Tinder? Someone May Be Watching You Swipe.” The paper covers two distinct and potentially troubling flaws. The first takes advantage of unsecured Tinder protocols; the second can discern what happens behind secured connections with a little... Read More >

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