PSA: Google Home and Alexa Owners

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We’ve known since the spring of last year that Amazon Alexa and Google Home smart speakers can eavesdrop on owners, and even phish them via voice. However, new research shows that new malicious apps with these capabilities continue to be approved by both companies.

The two vulnerabilities, demonstrated in videos below, occur because both companies make their speakers smarter by allowing third-party developers to create apps or “skills” for them. Apple’s HomePod is safe because the company doesn’t allow this type of third-party access…

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  • MarcMarc Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 1,670
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    This will always be a problem with a product allowing a community of third party developers.  When you allow third parties then you allow everything that comes along with those third parties like backdoors etc...  Its a delicate balance.  Even something like Apples review process can't capture everything that's in code.
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