"Intelligent Virtual Assistants (IVAs) open a new world, a world where you can talk to a machine as if it were a human and the machine will perform the work you request. [...] Ideally, such conversations should be solely between you and the device assisting you. But are they? Do you know? Where is the trust? [...] In this column, we urge readers to think about the potential security and privacy concerns of this technology. [...] The fact that IVAs are installed in private homes makes this a public-facing challenge, and one that attracts instant media attention when problems arise. To our knowledge, security and privacy threats of these IVAs have not received enough attention."
National Institute of Standards and Technology (U.S.)
Chung, Hyunji; Iorga, Michaela; Voas, Jeffrey M.; Lee, Sangjin