Étiquette : personal assistant (Page 1 of 2)

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“Smart speakers from Amazon and Google offer simple access to information through voice commands. The capability of the speakers can be extended by third-party developers through small apps. These smart speaker voice apps are called Skills for Alexa and Actions on Google Home. The apps currently create privacy issues: They can be abused to listen in on users or vish (voice-phish) their passwords. As the functionality of smart speakers grows so too does the attack surface for hackers to exploit them. SRLabs research found two possible hacking scenarios that apply to both Amazon Alexa and Google Home. The flaws allow a hacker to phish for sensitive information and eavesdrop on users. We created voice applications to demonstrate both hacks on both device platforms, turning the assistants into ‘Smart Spies’.”

Source : Smart Spies: Alexa and Google Home expose users to vishing and eavesdropping – Security Research Labs

Google Home

“Ryan Germick est responsable du développement de l’intelligence artificielle de l’enceinte Google Home. Pour lui conférer de l’empathie et de l’humour, il s’est entouré de comédiens, d’artistes en improvisation, de journalistes satiriques et de dialoguistes recrutés auprès du Studio Pixar. «Il faut tout un village pour élever une assistante virtuelle», explique-t-il sur le site de CNBC. Ainsi avec son équipe, ils ont réussi à créer une personnalité amicale, qu’ils décrivent comme une sorte de bibliothécaire excentrique et intello.”

Source : Sous le charme de l’assistante virtuelle de Google – Tendances Web

“Echo woke up due to a word in background conversation sounding like “Alexa.” Then, the subsequent conversation was heard as a “send message” request. At which point, Alexa said out loud “To whom?” At which point, the background conversation was interpreted as a name in the customers contact list. Alexa then asked out loud, “[contact name], right?” Alexa then interpreted background conversation as “right”. As unlikely as this string of events is, we are evaluating options to make this case even less likely”.

Source : Amazon explains how Alexa recorded a private conversation and sent it to another user – The Verge

“With Google’s AI assistant making calls on our behalf, I worry it will become easier for us to abuse small businesses. If it’s as simple as telling Google Duplex to make an appointment, it’s just as easy to constantly reschedule or not show up altogether because there’s no connection between you and the human worker who picked up the phone to arrange your reservation. You don’t feel bad for the number of requests and changes when someone (or something) else is doing it for you”.

Source : Google Duplex is Silicon Valley’s latest experiment at the expense of the service industry – The Verge

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