Professional hackers managed to sneak fake horoscope apps past Amazon and Google that spied on people’s conversations with Alexa and Google Assistant
|10/21/2019||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
- Whitehat hackers have proven that it’s possible to develop malicious apps hosted by Google Home or Amazon Alexa that spy on users’ conversations and phish for personal information like passwords.
- The eavesdropping apps, posing as astrology apps and random number generators, passed Amazon and Google security checks, meaning they could be downloaded onto any Alexa or Google Home-enabled device.
- Whitehat hackers created and publicized the apps to demonstrate pitfalls in Amazon and Google security standards — the eavesdropping apps have not been used against unsuspecting users, and have since been removed by the developer.
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