Please don’t buy this: smart toys

Much like other IoT products, smart toys don’t have a great track record of protecting personal information, designing software according to industry best practices, and updating in a timely manner. Because of this, and despite your children’s protests, we suggest you please don’t buy this.

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A week in security (November 27 – December 03)

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from Monday, November 27 to Sunday, December 3, including smart toys, another security breach, ransomware, and things to ponder when shopping for gifts this Christmas season.

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FBI: Smart toys could harm children’s privacy and physical safety

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has recently issued a Public Service Announcement (PSA), encouraging consumers to think twice before purchasing internet-connected toys.

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