Tech Xplore: UC research explores security of smart speakers

UC is investigating the vulnerabilities of these ubiquitous devices

TechXplore examined research by computer scientists at the University of Cincinnati to improve security of smart speakers such as Amazon's Alexa and Google Home.

UC's College of Engineering and Applied Science assistant professor Boyang Wang received a two-year grant of $175,000 from the National Science Foundation to examine vulnerabilities that could allow hackers to take command of these ubiquitous speakers.

"People use them every day. It's convenient. On the other hand, we don't have a good understanding of the vulnerabilities they have," Wang said.

Read the full story in UC News.

Featured image at top: More than 157 million smart speakers are found in homes and offices in the United States. Photo/Yasin Hasan/Unsplash

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