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Hackers Can Spy On Kids Through Some Holiday Toys

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Hackers Can Spy On Kids Through Some Holiday Toys

Some of this holiday season’s smart toys that can listen and talk to children are vulnerable to hackers who can take over such devices’ electronics, researchers are warning parents. According to Pen Test Partners, the “Teksta Toucan Electronic Toy” is the latest device they have found which can have its microphone and speaker connect to a Bluetooth audio device such as a phone or laptop computer. While the firm’s demonstration was lighthearted — making the bird-like toy say profanity instead its pre-programmed words — the researchers stressed a greater concern of hackers using the toy to listen in on rooms...

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