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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 >

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 >

Press Releases

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August 3, 2016

Checkmarx Announces Exclusive Partnership with TOYO Corporation

TEL AVIV--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Checkmarx, a global leader in software application security, today announced it has entered into an exclusive agency partnership with TOYO, leader of the world's most advanced measurement instruments and systems, to offer Checkmarx’ flagship Static Application Security Testing tool “Checkmarx CxSAST” to TOYO customers as a security solution... Read More >

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October 8, 2015

Checkmarx Asks Developers: “Are You #SecureDevAware?” to Mark National Cyber Security Awareness Month

TEL AVIV, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In honor of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Checkmarx, a global leader in software application security, today launched http://securedevkit.com to raise awareness for secure development within R&D teams. The campaign... Read More >

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August 4, 2015

Checkmarx Launches Enhanced Mobile Application Security Allowing Developers To Deliver Secure Mobile Apps

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Black Hat – Checkmarx, a global leader in software application security, today launched an enhanced solution for increased mobile application security. As the number of existing clients using Checkmarx’s products... Read More >

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