Gorenc added that for many hacks on the Internet of Things, the patch gap was a "common factor".
Amazon said it was "investigating" the Echo Show 5 hack and would take "appropriate steps" to protect its devices, although it would not elaborate on it or would do so. It is safe to say that the result illustrates the safety risks involved in the production of smart home devices. Organizations may need to distribute software (adding extra work) to optimize for connected devices. However, this can also lead to errors if developers are not required to keep this particular code up to date.