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IoT teddy bear leaks voice messages   In the News

Started 2/28/17 by Gary (GAREON1); 110 views.
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From: Gary (GAREON1)


"A maker of Internet-connected stuffed animal toys has exposed more than 2 million voice recordings of children and parents, as well as e-mail addresses and password data for more than 800,000 accounts. The account data was left in a publicly available database that wasn't protected by a password or placed behind a firewall ..."
Source: Ars Technica
Details  Creepy IoT teddy bear leaks >2 million parents' and kids' voice messages

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From: Gary (GAREON1)


The most recent smart teddy bear hack could make you nostalgic for 'dumb' toys
The most recent breach of smart teddy bears -- which can receive and send voice messages from children and parents -- have been involved in a data breach dealing with more than 800,000 user accounts. The company behind the products, Spiral Toys, is denying that any customers were hacked. Zach Lanier, director of research at Cylance, went through the more famous incidents involving toys and breaches and offers a tip with each case.
Source: CSO Online
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From: Gary (GAREON1)


"The prediction business is a tricky thing. You can be right, but until you are proven right, you’re either early or wrong. Being early feels just like being wrong—up until the moment you are right. ..."
Source: Security Week
 The Connected Toy Conundrum Is Beginning to Boil