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This is my first post on IoT Central.  Looking forward to hearing more about IoT from the members.  

I am curious to see what people think of the MKR Labs report on how hackers can turn your Amazon Echo into a listening device.  According to the report, tt seems one of Amazon's most popular and new products is vulnerable to "a physical attack that allows an attacker to gain a root shell on the underlying Linux operating system and install malware without leaving physical evidence of tampering."  This type of malware can give hackers remote access to your Echo.  It will also give them the ability to grab customer authentication tokens and the ability to stream live microphone audio to any other remote services without altering the functionality of the device.  

Today, GearBrain did a post on this news.  I am curious to see what others think about this type of hacking and how big of an issue you think this is to Amazon and other manufacturers of voice controlled digital assistants like Echo.  

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Mark is the founder of GearBrain. He has over 20 years digital experience and very successful track record in building digital businesses. Mark is an avid golfer, musician and dedicated family man who is helping millions understand how our new connected world works and how to build the best personalized solution for you. LinkedIn Profile: <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/mwestlake">https://www.linkedin.com/in/mwestlake</a>

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