Smashing Security #124: Poisoned porn ads, the A word, and why why why Wipro?

The hacker who lived the high life after spreading malware via porn sites, Wipro demonstrates how to turn a cybersecurity crisis into a PR disaster, and why are humans listening in to your Alexa conversations?

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by special guest Brian Honan.

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The Amazon Echo (Horror) Show

Well done. You just paid $299 for the benefit of having a Peeping Tom in your kitchen.

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Amazon Echo Look: Super or Scary?

My reaction when I heard that Amazon had added a camera to the next generation of its Alexa-powered Echo device was a mixture of revulsion and head-shaking inevitability.

But what do you think? Take our poll and share your thoughts.

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It makes good security sense to change Alexa’s name – here’s how

Waking your Alexa device should be as hard for an unauthorised party to do as guessing your password.

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TV News anchor says ‘Alexa, buy me a dollhouse’ with predictable results…

Amazon’s voice-activated assistant Alexa – which powers the likes of the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot – has a problem.

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