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Researchers Found Amazon Alexa Can Acquire Malicious Skills

Amazon Alexa skill vetting process has numerous loopholes that allow malicious skills to intrude. Amazon denies such vetting bypass.

Bugs Allowed Hackers to Hijack Kindle Accounts With Malicious Ebooks

A series of vulnerabilities in Amazon's Kindle could have allowed hackers to take control of victims' devices by sending them a malicious ebook, according to new research.

Ring Neighbors App Vulnerability Exposed Users’ Precise Location Data

Exploiting the vulnerability in Ring Neighbors app could allow retrieving precise location coordinates and addresses from Ring servers.

Hacked home cams used to livestream police raids in swatting attacks

Hackers have livestreamed police raids on innocent households after hijacking their victims' smart home devices and making a hoax call to the authorities, the FBI has warned.

Ring's Flying In-Home Camera Drone Escalates Privacy Worries

Privacy fears are blasting off after Amazon's Ring division unveiled the new Always Home Cam, a smart home security camera drone.

Former Uber CSO Charged With Paying ‘Hush Money’ in 2016 Breach Cover-Up

A former Uber security executive has been charged for his role in the cover-up of a massive 2016 data breach, in which attackers accessed the company’s Amazon Web Services accounts and stole data associated with 57 million passengers and drivers.

Amazon Alexa security bug allowed access to voice history

A flaw in Amazon's Alexa smart home devices could have allowed hackers access personal information and conversation history, cyber-security researchers say.

Amazon orders employees to remove TikTok from phones due to security risks

Amazon asked employees to remove the popular social video-sharing app TikTok from their mobile devices on Friday, as first reported by The New York Times.TikTok was recently caught accessing user clipboard data when running in the background, potentially exposing passwords or other sensitive data. The behavior was revealed because of a new feature in iOS 14, and it’s unclear how long it had been present in the app.

Ring Doorbell's Police Partnerships Questioned Over Racial Bias

Amazon has placed a moratorium on police use of its facial recognition platform – but a congressman asked if that extends to its Ring smart doorbell in a new inquiry.

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