Researchers found a way to turn an Echo into a listening deviceAmazon said it's fixed the eavesdropping issue after researchers alerted the company.
What's the distance between Tel Aviv and New York? [MUSIC] Tel Aviv is 5,660 miles, 9,110 kilometers from New York City [UNKNOWN]. Alexa, start Calculator. [MUSIC] Welcome to the calculator app. What do you want to calculate? 7 times 6. [MUSIC] The result is 42. An unsuspected user believes this session with Alexa has ended once we've got the result. However, the skill developer developed it in such a way that the microphone will keep recording for a fairly long period of time. During that time, anything that the user says is transcribed and send directly to the hacker. Let's see what the hacker sees on his screen [MUSIC] We didn't get any audio indication, but we're still being recorded. But everything is uploaded to amazon, as well as sent to the hacker. Stop. Alexa stop.