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FBI, CISA Echo Warnings on ‘Vishing’ Threat
2020-08-21 20:34

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency on Thursday issued a joint alert to warn about the growing threat from voice phishing or "Vishing" attacks targeting companies. "In mid-July 2020, cybercriminals started a vishing campaign-gaining access to employee tools at multiple companies with indiscriminate targeting - with the end goal of monetizing the access."

Pwn2Own Tokyo Roundup: Amazon Echo, Routers and Smart TVs Fall to Hackers
2019-11-08 16:09

The latest edition of the bi-annual hacking contest saw creative exploits in new device categories.

Amazon's Echo, Alexa parade: What it all means
2019-09-25 21:11

Here are Larry Dignan's key takeaways from Amazon's 2019 hardware event and what it means for smart home integration, privacy, and digital assistants.

News Wrap: Amazon Echo Privacy, Facebook FTC Fines and Biometrics Regulation
2019-04-26 17:57

On this week's Threatpost news wrap, the team discusses Facebook's FTC fine for its data security practices, a report that Amazon is collecting Echo users' geolocation data, and more.

Amazon Auditors Listen to Echo Recordings, Report Says
2019-04-11 12:54

Amazon is under fire for its privacy policies after a Bloomberg report revealed that the company hires auditors to listen to Echo recordings.

Amazon sent private Alexa voice interactions from Echo smart speaker to the wrong customer
2018-12-20 18:06

After one German user requested a copy of their Alexa voice history under the GDPR, he got another user's data in the process.

Hackers manage – just – to turn Amazon Echo into listening device
2018-08-14 19:34

But it requires custom hardware, firmware and access to your Wi-Fi DEF CON Hackers have managed to hack Amazon's Echo digital assistant and effectively turn it into a listening device, albeit...

Getting an Amazon Echo app to silently eavesdrop on you
2018-04-27 12:59

Researchers make an Alexa skill that turns your Echo into a eavesdropper

Bluetooth Hack Affects 20 Million Amazon Echo and Google Home Devices
2017-11-16 00:43

Remember BlueBorne? A series of recently disclosed critical Bluetooth flaws that affect billions of Android, iOS, Windows and Linux devices have now been discovered in millions of AI-based...

Amazon Echo, Google Home Vulnerable to BlueBorne Attacks
2017-11-15 16:06

Amazon Echo and Google Home devices are vulnerable to attacks exploiting a series of recently disclosed Bluetooth flaws dubbed “BlueBorne.” read more