Aug 13, 2020

Amazon Alexa security bug allowed access to voice history

A flaw in Amazon's Alexa smart home devices could have allowed hackers access personal information and conversation history, cyber-security researchers say. Amazon said: "The security of our devices is a top priority, and we appreciate the work of independent researchers like Check Point who bring potential issues to us." In January, Amazon said there were "Hundreds of millions" of Alexa devices in the world. Check Point said the hack required the creation of a malicious Amazon link, which would be sent to an unsuspecting user. The attack would also allow access to personal information in the Amazon profile, such as a home address, Check Point said.

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