Amazon’s Alexa Hacked To Surreptitiously Record Everything It Hears
Gaining access to Alexa turned out to be surprisingly easy. Checkmarx attached their malicious code to a seemingly innocuous app. The company used a simple calculator app for demonstration purposes.
Getting Alexa to continue recording after the benign script in the app was executed proved more difficult. Checkmarx had two problems to solve. Alexa needed to keep listening after the benign response was given without alerting the user, and it had to record what it heard.