Is Alexa spying on YOU? Security researchers reveal how the assistant’s code could be tweaked to create new ‘skill’ that lets it eavesdrop

Researchers at cybersecurity firm Checkmarx created what seemed to be a harmless calculator skill, or an application used for the voice-activated assistant, that would secretly record long after a user made a command.

Alexa-enabled devices are programmed to only respond and record interactions when they’re prompted by a ‘wake word’, such as ‘Echo,’ ‘Alexa’ or ‘computer’.

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