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Watch Out, Your Smart Speakers Could be Hacked…

With Apple’s Homepod finally on the market, the trifecta of voice assistants from Amazon, Google, and Apple is complete. However, with more devices on the market, there are higher chances hackers will find vulnerabilities and steal your information. Jason Glassberg, co-founder of Casaba Security and self-proclaimed “ethical hacker,” joins Cheddar to discuss how to protect your device from hackers. Glassberg says if a hacker can gain access to your smart speaker, he or she could order the doors to unlock, intimidate loved ones (especially children) with verbal threats via the speaker, or simply record everything you say. He suggests making sure you buy a brand new device (not a used one on the internet) so you can avoid past owners having access to your information.

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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Cheddar.com

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