Alexa and Google spy on you

Only after the Google SVP let the public know ‘He’d let guests know about smart speakers‘, there is more bad news on these smart home devices. Researchers found approved apps that deliberately turn these devices to spy on their owner.

Alexa is listening
Alexa and Google Home evasedrop

Amazon- and Google-approved apps turned both voice-controlled devices into “smart spies.”

Source: Alexa and Google Home abused to eavesdrop and phish passwords

SmartHome recipes for the #IoT with IFTTT

IFTTT has established itself as the central decision making instance from your smart phone between all your data sources and gadgets. So enabling your Smart Home through IFTTT is only a short throught away. CNET has a few ideas for that matter.

Getting connected devices to work together isn’t always as easy as it should be. IFTTT can help your smart home function more smoothly by acting as a translator between the many languages of smart home devices.

via: CNET