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Alexa and Google Home Exposed Users to Phishing Attacks, Eavesdropping via Developer Backends

Backends that let developers create custom apps are also exposing Alexa and Google Home devices to eavesdropping and phishing attacks, security researchers discovered. Details of the vulnerabilities were first disclosed in a blog post by the team at SRLabs. The findings suggest that the backends could let hackers take advantage of how smart devices take in and reply to commands. By inserting a special character to induce silence...

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Microsoft Will Bring Nuance Clinical Voice Tech to Azure

  Voice technology giant Nuance announced that it will collaborate with Microsoft to boost the development and deployment of its ambient clinical intelligence (ACI) technology. ACI is designed to assist medical professionals by gathering information from conversations between doctors and patients to add to electronic health records (EHRs) without distracting the doctor from speaking with the patient while shortening the time doctors...