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Alexa Turned Spy, Able to Snoop on Users
May 7, 2018 | By Kacy Zurkus

Amazon put a quick stop to an issue in Alexa’s skill set after Chexmarx researchers reported that her skill set could be expanded to listen in on users not just some of the time but all of the time. According to a Checkmarx research paper, Alexa skills can be developed in different languages using... Read More >

Security Researchers Created a ‘Skill’ that Allows Alexa to Spy on You
May 7, 2018 | By AJ Dellinger

The vulnerability, which Amazon has since patched, was discovered by cybersecurity company Checkmarx. Experts at the firm were able to create a “skill”—Amazon’s term for an application for Alexa—that could secretly... Read More >

Alexa Skill Developed to Eavesdrop on Conversations, Amazon Fixes Vulnerability
May 7, 2018 | By Jagmeet Singh

The researchers at cyber-security company Checkmarx hid the malicious application in a simple calculator skill that is meant to solve common mathematics problems. While Alexa is designed to process commands after hearing... Read More >

Researchers found a way to hack Amazon’s Alexa: report
May 7, 2018 | By Fox News Staff

Independent Women’s Forum’s Nan Hayworth and Democratic strategist Wendy Osefo discuss the report that researchers discovered a way to hack Amazon’s Alexa. Read More >

This ‘Skill’ Can Trick Amazon Alexa Into Eavesdropping For Hackers
May 7, 2018 | By Manisha Priyadarshini

Ateam of security researchers at Checkmarx have created a “skill” that can turn Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa into an eavesdropping device. It abuses the built-in request capabilities of the device to record your conversation... Read More >

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 >

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