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Daily Dashboard | Researchers find new security issues with smart assistants Related reading: German presidency discusses ePrivacy intentions



The Security Research Labs team has discovered new ways hackers can use Amazon Alexa and Google Home smart assistants to eavesdrop on users without their knowledge or gain sensitive user information, ZDNet reports. SRLabs found the commands a smart assistant responds to, and the way it replies can be customized on the back end to trick a user into providing information, like a password, or keep the device active and record a user’s conversation without their knowledge. The SRLabs team notified Amazon and Google of the issues earlier this year, but it has not been addressed by the companies, according to the report. Both companies told ZDNet corrective action has been taken.
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