Amazon Echo turned into snooping device by Chinese hackers

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][h_tc type=’2′] ‘ALEXA, SNOOP ON MY WESTERN BUDDIES'[nbsp_tc]is potentially a command Chinese hackers barked at an[nbsp_tc]Amazon Echo[nbsp_tc]after they managed to turn it into a snooping device. By[nbsp_tc]Roland Moore-Colyer [/h_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] Cybersecurity boffins from Chinese firm Tencent’s Blade security research team exploited various vulnerabilities they found in the Echo smart speaker to eventually coax it into becoming[nbsp_tc]an eavesdropping device. The hackers[nbsp_tc]showed off the snooping speaker at the…

Alexa’s ‘Drop In’ Feature Makes Eavesdropping Easy

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’] [spacer_tc pixels=’15’][/spacer_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] With a simple voice command Amazon’s Alexa can help you turn on the lights, play music or order a pizza. There’s also a feature that lets you talk to other Alexa users. But Julie Watts tells us, if you’re not careful, they may be able to listen to you without your knowledge. (3:21) WCCO This Morning – March 14, 2018 Source: CBS…

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