It turns out that Amazon recently made reform a loophole serious security at the digital assistant Alexa allowed for the devices supported by this plugin digital to listen to the secret conversations of the users and even send a copy of all is listening to him.
Basically, after processing the digital assistant Alexa to the user’s request, it is supposed to stop listening until the user wake him up again. However, it turns out recently that it’s possible to make Alexa listens to the users without stopping through the use of a feature called ” Reprompt “.
The researchers were in the company Checkmarx specializing in secure information are discovered this vulnerability reported it to Amazon earlier this month, and since then it has been fixed by the company. The Amazon by saying : ” We have put in place procedures to detect this type of behavior in the professional and developer for the digital assistant Alexa refusal or prevention of those skills when you do that. “
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