Amazon fixes Alexa flaw

  • Alexa is a good listener
  • Amazon’s smart voice assistant had a coding flaw that could have let malicious developers turn the Echo into a listening device.

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  • Amazon recently found a serious bug in Alexa. It allowed devices powered by the voice assistant to secretly listen to users’ conversation. It even sends a transcript of whatever it listens.
  • Amazon said it’s since fixed the reported issues and has put mitigations in place for detecting this type of skill behavior and reject or suppress those skills when do.

 

 

 

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