Blueliv Intelligence Briefing

Your cybersecurity news summary

Thursday,   August 13th,   2020

Welcome to today’s intelligence briefing, covering noteworthy items on the cybersecurity news agenda.

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Alexa voice assistant, exploitable to hand over user data

Users are able to extend Alexa’s capabilities by installing “skills” – additional functionality developed by third-party vendors which can be thought of as apps – such as weather programs and audio features. The smart assistant, which is found in devices such as the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot -- with over 200 million shipments worldwide -- was found to be vulnerable to attackers seeking user personally identifiable information (PII) and voice recordings due to its subdomains being susceptible to Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) misconfiguration and cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. Learn more >

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