Security News

Alexa, Google Home Eavesdropping Hack Not Yet Fixed
2019-12-17 14:00

Researchers say that Amazon and Google need to focus on weeding out malicious skills from the getgo, rather than after they are already live.

Hackers Can Silently Control Your Google Home, Alexa, Siri With Laser Light
2019-11-05 10:19

A team of cybersecurity researchers has discovered a clever technique to remotely inject inaudible and invisible commands into voice-controlled devices — all just by shining a laser at the...

Alexa and Google Home phishing apps demonstrated by researchers
2019-10-23 12:43

The researchers' "Smart Spies" apps showed how Amazon Alexa and Google Home users could be exposed to vishing and eavesdropping.

DEF CON 2019: Researchers Demo Hacking Google Home for RCE
2019-08-09 15:47

Researcher show how they hacked Google Home smart speakers using the Megellan vulnerability.

Amazon Alexa, Google Home On Collision Course With Regulation
2019-07-22 15:00

Threatpost talks to Tim Mackey with Synopsys about recent Amazon Echo and Google Home privacy faux pas. Will GDPR and other regulations catch up to the voice assistants?

Google Home Silently Captures Recordings of Domestic Violence and More
2019-07-11 19:59

Google is under fire after a report found that Google Home and Google Assistant records user audio, even when no wake-up word is used.

This one weird trick turns your Google Home Hub into a doorstop
2018-10-31 22:34

Secret API leaves door open for remote commands via Wi-Fi A security researcher says an undocumented API is responsible for a vulnerability that can crash the Google Home Hub assistant.…

Google Home and Chromecast DOWN? Reboot them to Fix the Glitch
2018-06-28 07:03

If your Google Home, Home Mini and/or Google Chromecast streaming stick were not working properly, you are not alone. Google Home, Home Mini, and Chromecast were down globally for many users for...

How to protect your Wi-Fi router, Google Home, Roku, and Sonos speakers from attackers
2018-06-21 15:35

Many connected home and office devices are vulnerable to DNS rebinding attacks. Here's how to keep your network safe.

Google Home, Chromecast Leak Location Information
2018-06-18 20:38

The devices don’t require authentication for connections received on a local network; and, HTTP is used to configure or control embedded devices.