Check Point revealed its findings in a piece of research published as part of the DEF CON security conference in Las Vegas.
In the study Yaniv Balmas, head of cyber research at Check Point, wrote: “Equipped with these tokens the attacker would now be able to access the victims Amazon account and perform anything on his behalf.”
While speaking to Forbes Balmas added: “Our research demonstrates that any electronic device, at the end of the day, is some form of computer.
“And as such, these IoT devices are vulnerable to the same attacks as computers. Everyone should be aware of the cyber risks in using anything connected to the computer, especially something as ubiquitous as Amazon’s Kindle”.
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