How Secure are Google Home and Amazon Echo?

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SEATTLE -- Cool new technology often creates new privacy and security problems. Case in point – smart speakers, like the Amazon Echo and Google Home. America has fallen in love with these voice-activated assistants. It’s estimated that about 20 million homes already have one and millions more will be purchased for holiday gifts. But security experts warn that these devices could do things you don't really want them to do.

On the KOMO Midday News (weekdays 1-3pm), Kevin Haley with Symantec Security Response looked at the potential problems and solutions. (Click the picture above to hear the audio).

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