Steve and Gerry discuss recently published research of two attacks that can be use to compromise the Amazon Echo digital assistant device, and the implications for digital assistants in general going forward. Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is great, but not bulletproof. Steve and Gerry discuss attack vectors and what organizations should be thinking of when implementing and using MFA. Finally the guys wrap up discussing Microsoft’s recent announcement of supporting JavaScript within its spreadsheet application, Excel.

Show Notes

Resources:

Amazon Echo Attacks Research

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/researchers-turn-amazon-echo-into-an-eavesdropping-device/

Cracking 2FA

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/cracking-2fa-how-its-done-and-how-to-stay-safe/d/d-id/1331835

JavaScript for Excel

https://www.wired.com/story/microsoft-excel-javascript/

 

One Cool Things

Google Do No Evil no more

https://gizmodo.com/google-removes-nearly-all-mentions-of-dont-be-evil-from-1826153393

Offline “Here we go” Google Maps

https://www.here.com/en/products-services/here-wego-app

 

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