Tech Break

May 22nd 2018

Tech Break 4986

Hijacking Amazon Echo and Google Home

Spoofing Voice Assistants
Category: TWiT Bits

It was perhaps inevitable. We've had domain name phishing using look-alike domain names. Now we have voice assistant phishing using "sound-alike" trigger phrases! In a published research paper titled: Understanding and Mitigating the Security Risks of Voice-Controlled Third-Party Skills on Amazon Alexa and Google Home, a group of Chinese and US researchers describe their various methods of attacking smart assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Home.

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