Protect Your Google Home Against Eavesdroppers And Hackers
Security researchers have recently discovered a vulnerability that allowed third-party apps to eavesdrop on households with certain smart speakers, including Google Home and Google Nest devices.
These apps were installed on devices as Google Assistant Actions. Users don’t need to enable the skills before using them as with the Echo devices. You only need a voice command to activate it. To keep yourself secure, take a look at the Actions you have enabled. You will be able to view Actions that have received your explicit permission. If you don’t want certain Actions, you can easily delete them by visiting the Settings menu and clicking right on the linked service that you want to delete.
The next thing you can do is to check all the data that the Google Assistant has been keeping. Check into the personal icon on the Google Home app and view your record to see all that the Google Assistant has on you. Since all the voice commands are saved as audio recordings, you can go through them and delete them, if you want. You can also change the settings so that the Google Assistant will no longer store your data logs. These actions will definitely help take a step closer to protecting your privacy.
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