The media has always been fascinated with devices spying on you. When researchers hacked TVs with a built in microphone, everyone wanted to know what hackers would turn into bugs next. Always listening electronic assistants like Alexa, Cortana, and Siri made obvious targets, but no one had cracked those products. That is, until now. Researchers at MWR InfoSecurity have found a way to hack an Amazon Echo and turn it into a remote listening device. The good news is it requires physical access and significant work to pull off. Watch the video below for more details, and make sure not to let shady criminals take apart your Echo.
Episode Runtime: 2:57
Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6IIaSjmXWI
- Researcher’s post on hacking the Amazon Echo – MWR InfoSecurity