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Smashing Security #080: Country bans Facebook, eavesdropping Alexa, and PornHub VPN

The country of Papua New Guinea is planning a month-long nationwide ban of Facebook, PornHub wants to keep your online activities more private, and Amazon Alexa forwards a married couple’s private conversation to a random contact.

All this and much much more is discussed in the latest 100% GDPR-compliant edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by ESET’s Tommi Uhlemann.

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Hackers could install malware on your Amazon Echo to secretly ‘wiretap’ you

Security researchers have discovered that the Amazon Echo is vulnerable to attacks that could allow a hacker to install malware capable of secretly spying on the device’s microphone to hear what is being said in its vicinity.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender BOX blog.

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