Report: Hackers Can Eavesdrop on Your Smart Home Devices

Your gadgets are listening to you. Whether it’s an Amazon Echo, a Samsung Smart TV, a Wink Relay, or just Siri or Google Now on your phone, you are likely surrounded by machines waiting for the correct voice command so they can spring into action.

But if you have a device that isn’t secure, some stranger half a world away could also be listening.

This may sound like the plot of some cheesy Hollywood movie. It’s not. According to a report released Tuesday by enterprise security vendor Veracode, many “Internet of Things” devices lack fundamental security protections, which could allow them to be remotely controlled by attackers and — yes — used to eavesdrop on conversations in your living room.

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