How secure is your Alexa
Researchers have discovered new vulnerabilities in these home assistant devices that would allow them to self-issue commands, to open doors, tamper with smart devices, and listen to your conversation.
The original report was released in February:
And a great new article in Ars Technica summarized the findings well:
We go into details of the possible hacks with one of the researchers, Sergio Esposito, and with the author of the Ars Technica report, Dan Goodin.
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USB-C to ethernet adapter:
Lightening to ethernet adapter:
Faraday bag (signal stopping, to protect your fob, credit card, computer, and phone)
Data Blocker (if you’re charging your phone in an unknown port, use this so that no data is transferred)
Computer privacy screen (use your computer in public? Keep your information safe! Choose the size right for your computer)
Phone privacy screen (don’t let people in public see your private data, choose the size for your phone)
Camera cover (for computers and phones, so no one can access your camera without you knowing)
Privacy Tip: Turn off your wifi and bluetooth when you’re not using them!!! (or don’t use them at all)