Flaw In the Amazon Echo; Allows Hackers to Listen In To Users’ Conversations


In any case, Amazon and the researchers both warn that the technique distinguished is extremely modern and in all probability is easy for any average hacker to carry out. ‘Customers do not need to take any action as their devices have been automatically updated with security fixes,’ says an Amazon spokesperson.


Yet, some have brought up that the attack could also be carried out in regions where there are multiple Echo devices being utilized on the same network, the simplest example of it are the Hotels or Restaurants.


Nonetheless prior this year, researchers from University of California, Berkeley too recognized a defect where hackers could not only control prominent voice assistants such as, Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant but could also slip indiscernible voice commands into audio recordings which could further direct a voice assistant to do a wide range of things, that range from taking pictures to launching websites and making phone calls.

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