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Voice assistants hackable by laser

March 11, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

The more I think about it, the more I realize I'm a “house purist.” I like my home to be as free as possible from “extra” electronics of any kind. Sure, I have a laptop, smartphone and a rebuilt iPAD from 10 years ago, and I'm connected to the Internet, but I don't have cable TV and quite frankly, I refuse to put a voice assistant of any kind in my home ever! It creeps me out that some random person can be listening, inserting themselves into my daily existence at any time. Recent...

Alexa, connected devices, Cybersecurity Assurance Program, Google Assistant, IoT, Portal, Siri, Voice assistants

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UL launches Cybersecurity Assurance Program

April 5, 2016Spencer Ives

NORTHBROOK, Ill.—UL today announced its new Cybersecurity Assurance Program, a standard by which companies can have their products tested and verified by UL for guard against well-known cyber risks.“[UL customers] were asking for a lot of support—as we do today from a safety perspective—in helping them address the risks associated with security,” Ken Modeste, UL's principal engineer, security and global communications, told Security Systems News. “The program really...

Cybersecurity Assurance Program, Ken Modeste, UL

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