Children’s electronic toy maker Vtech hacked

Vtech, a company which specialises in electronic toys and educational material for children, has had its app store database, Learning Lodge, hacked.The firm said that there was “unauthorised access” to the database on 14 November.The app is a gateway for customers to download games, e-books and other content on to their Vtech devices. see:Hackers can hijack Wi-Fi Hello Barbie to spy on your children
Mattel’s latest Wi-Fi enabled Barbie doll can easily be hacked to turn it into a surveillance device for spying on children and listening into conversations without the owner’s knowledge.The Hello Barbie doll is billed as the world’s first “interactive doll” capable of listening to a child and responding via voice, in a similar way to Apple’s Siri, Google’s Now and Microsoft’s Cortana.

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