Virtual assistants, such as Alexa or even the HomePod, are constantly getting smarter and more useful. These devices are extremely helpful when you need an extra (digital) hand at home.
However, hackers are also looking for devices like home assistants. Just a couple of years ago, some hackers found a way to turn an Amazon Echo into a spy bug. Not only that, but another Amazon Echo also recorded a couple’s private conversation and then sent it to one of the husband’s coworkers. As useful as they are, you need to be careful around them.