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Alexa ‘Skills’ Can Bypass Security

February 26, 2021

Researchers found a number of privacy and security issues in Amazon’s Alexa skill vetting process, which could lead to attackers stealing data or launching phishing attacks.

Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa is vulnerable to malicious third-party “skills” – voice assistant capabilities developed by third parties – that could leave smart-speaker owners vulnerable to a wide range of cyberattacks.