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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 >

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 >

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