Amazon Echo Show 5 Hacked by Researchers, Earning them $60,000
A couple of security researchers figured out a way to hack the Amazon Echo Show 5 and seize complete control, earning them a prize of $60,000.
The compromise of personal assistants such as the Amazon Echo Show 5 and Google Home is a much more significant problem than it might seem at first glance. Many people choose to control other devices in their smart home by using the assistant as a central hub.
It’s fun to order Netflix to play a movie or to turn off the light without getting out of bed. And how about connecting the door lock to the same smart system? Now imagine that your Amazon Echo Show 5 is susceptible to hacks. Suddenly, a whole lot of other devices in the same network become exposed.
Amazon is usually quick to address such vulnerabilities, and this problem will likely be fixed soon. This is why public hacking events are needed — they expose security issues before cybercriminals can exploit them.Amazon Amazon Echo Show 5 exploit security vulnerability