People are just realising three ways their Amazon Echo devices can be hacked

SMART home devices like the Amazon Echo can make your life way easier – but they’re not immune to causing a problem or two.

Hackers are always lurking and perfecting their techniques to break into smart devices.


Cyber criminals have been known to create Alexa skills that mask malwareCredit: Alamy

Smart bugging

Hackers can install malware onto Amazon Echo devices that can be used to turn the gadget into a remote listening device.

This can then be used to pick up on general activity in the home so they know when it’s empty.

In 2017, British hacker Mark Barnes revealed how hackers could…

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