Recent revelations have prompted a fresh wave of concern over Amazon Echo’s privacy considerations. Reports suggest that Amazon Echo and some Kindle e-readers are open to a number of WiFi vulnerabilities that could allow something called a key reinstallation attack (KRACK). When a KRACK has occurred, adversaries can view and control traffic across the entire compromised WiFi network. The ESET Smart Home research team discovered the vulnerability, which could impact tens of millions of devices across the United States alone. Amazon said it had patched the vulnerabilities discovered by the ESET team. Security experts still advocated that anyone with an Echo check to confirm that their device is up to date with its software updates and use strong WiFi password controls. | Read More