Be Careful with Your Electronic Assistant

I learned, this morning, that researchers have created a number of types of Malware that can infect Alexa and Google Home electronic assistants. The race is on to keep these items blocked. Be on your guard for requests from your smart speaker that don’t seem to make sense.

“Amazon and Google have blocked spying, phishing apps that keep your smart speaker listening after you think it’s gone deaf, lie to you about there being an update you need to install, and then vish (voice-phish) away the password you purportedly need to speak so you can get that bogus install.

Long story short, don’t believe a smart speaker app that asks for your password. No regular app does that.” – naked security by SOPHOS.  Click the link to read the full story.

 

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