Emerging threats in internet of things voice services

Deepak Kumar, Riccardo Paccagnella, Paul Murley, Eric Hennenfent, Joshua Mason, Adam Bates, Michael Bailey

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In this study, we conduct an empirical analysis of interpretation errors made by Amazon Alexa, the speech-recognition engine that powers the Amazon Echo family of devices. We show how common misinterpretations made by Alexa can be used to build a new class of attacks, called skill squatting attacks, and discuss its security implications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number8718807
Pages (from-to)18-24
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Security and Privacy
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Law


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