advertisement
Forums

The Forum is sponsored by 
 

AAPL stock: Click Here

You are currently viewing the Tips and Deals forum
that's why I'm EAVESy, I'm EAVESy like Sunday morning?!.....Amazon error allowed Alexa user to eaves drop on another home.....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: December 20, 2018 09:32AM
......the dangers.....


Amazon error allowed an Alexa user to eavesdrop on another home

•A user of Amazon's Alexa voice assistant in Germany got access to more than a thousand recordings from another user because of "a human error" by the company.
•The customer had asked to listen back to recordings of his own activities made by Alexa but he was also able to access 1,700 audio files from a stranger when Amazon sent him a link, German trade publication c't reported.
•An Amazon spokesman called it an "isolated single case."

....A user of Amazon's Alexa voice assistant in Germany got access to more than a thousand recordings from another user because of "a human error" by the company.

The customer had asked to listen back to recordings of his own activities made by Alexa but he was also able to access 1,700 audio files from a stranger when Amazon sent him a link, German trade publication c't reported.

"This unfortunate case was the result of a human error and an isolated single case," an Amazon spokesman said on Thursday.


The first customer had initially got no reply when he told Amazon about the access to the other recordings, the report said. The files were then deleted from the link provided by Amazon but he had already downloaded them on to his computer, added the report from c't, part of German tech publisher Heise.

"We resolved the issue with the two customers involved and took measures to further optimize our processes. As a precautionary measure we contacted the relevant authorities", the Amazon spokesman added.

On the recordings, a man and a female companion could be overheard in his home and the magazine was able to identify and contact him through the recorded information, according to the report.



if another user can listen in......imagine what Amazon can do.......?!



_____________________________________

I reject your reality and substitute my own!



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/20/2018 09:51AM by NewtonMP2100.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: that's why I'm EAVESy, I'm EAVESy like Sunday morning?!.....Amazon error allowed Alexa user to eaves drop on another home.....
Posted by: richorlin
Date: December 20, 2018 10:25AM
I just checked my Alexa history and most of the recordings for the past two weeks are to turn my ecobee thermostat up or down. How depressing...



richorlin

[DrawingMyLife.com]

[www.dudeism.com]
Options:  Reply • Quote
Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login

Online Users

Guests: 306
Record Number of Users: 52 on November 20, 2014
Record Number of Guests: 2330 on October 25, 2018