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Vulnerabilities in Alexa allowed hackers to access users' personal info

CNBC TV18 | 13/08/2020 08:30 PM | Click to read full article

Security vulnerabilities in a few of Amazon's Alexa subdomains allowed hackers to remove or install skills on the targeted victim's Alexa account, access their voice history and personal data. Smart speakers and virtual assistants are so commonplace that it's easy to overlook just how much personal data they hold.

The attack required a single click by the user on a malicious link crafted by the hacker and voice interaction by the victim.