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Cybersecurity 500 2018: The Official List
May 21, 2018 | By Cybersecurity Ventures

Thousands of startups have been formed over the past decade to focus on combating cybercrime.  The Cybersecurity 500 features the hottest and most innovative companies in this market. Read More >

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 >

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