Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) SDK Will Create Security Problems for Connected Systems?

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Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is planning to develop an SDK for its Cloud-based smart virtual assistant ‘Echo’ which can be used for home automation, small tasks and much more. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is planning to extend the Echo device by making it open source for apps development. The company wants to urge the app developers to make smart Wi-Fi enabled, Bluetooth and other mobile apps for Echo that could help its users to do more with the speaker. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s Echo is a smart speaker which has a lot of layers inside it.

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An article on Geek Wire claimed that Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) emailed Echo users that Echo development team is now planning to roll out a special SDK to leverage the powers and features this smart virtual assistant hardware. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Echo can become an exciting home automation system if some good apps are launched on it.

Apart from the positive aspects, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s Echo SDK will also raise some security issues because many hackers could get the access to the servers of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) via development kit. Similarly, home automation and Internet of Things concept eyes to control the home and connected device via devices. If control of these devices get in the hands of hackers, complete connected systems can collapse, resulting in a catastrophe.

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has not revealed the exact plans about Echo SDK development. A sign up page was linked in the email. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) said that anyone who is interesting in app development SDK for Echo can sign up and learn more about the program.

  Ken Fisher’s Fisher Asset Management owns over 2.4 million shares in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN).

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