Critical Amazon Alexa security bugs may have exposed users’ entire voice history and personal info to hackers

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Critical Amazon Alexa security flaws may have exposed users’ entire voice history and personal info to hackers

New research from security software firm Check Point has detailed vulnerabilities in the Amazon Alexa service which could have exposed the private information of its users to hackers.

Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant allows users to control their home’s smart devices through voice interaction. This lets them perform a wide variety of actions with compatible gadgets – such as set alerts, turn on lights, or play music.

Check Point identified bugs in the Amazon/Alexa subdomains that may have allowed a hacker to remove or install skills (apps) on an Alexa account to access their voice history and personal data.
 

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The NSA will be very disappointed that this feature will now be terminated.
 
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