Google Home

bitdefender.com

Alexa and Google Home devices can be exploited to eavesdrop on users, phish passwords

Researchers have shown just how easy it is for third-parties to exploit the so-called “smart” speakers that many home owners have purchased to eavesdrop on conversations and even steal passwords and credit card details.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender BOX blog.


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Google contractors told to stop listening to conversations captured on your Home assistant… for now, in Europe at least

Google has agreed to temporarily stop listening to audio captured by its Google Home smart speaker across the European Union… after an investigation was started by German regulators.


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Smashing Security #083: Fake email derails clarinetist’s dream

Hell hath no fury like a jealous clarinetist’s girlfriend! Your Google ChromeCast could be letting stalkers find out where you live! And why on earth is Graham recommending people write their passwords down in a book!?

Learn more in the latest episode of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast, with hosts Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault.


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tripwire.com

How hackers could send secret commands to speech recognition systems with ultrasound

Chinese security researchers have discovered a way to send secret, inaudible commands to speech recognition systems such as Siri, Amazon Alexa or Google Home using ultrasound.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.


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Smashing Security #017: Data breaches, zero day exploits, and toenail clippings

Hotel malware has been stealing guests’ payment card details… again, should businesses relay delay rolling out vulnerability patches, and Burger King’s Whopper TV ad campaign tries to take advantage of viewers’ Google Home devices with predictable results.

All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast.


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Is Obama planning a coup? Yes, says Google Home

To err is human. Google proves once again that to really screw things up you need the internet of things.


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