Call to ban sale of IoT toys with proven security flaws

Which? investigation finds security flaws in ‘intelligent’ toys such as CloudPets and Hasbro’s Furby Connect A consumer group is urging major retailers to withdraw a number of “connected” or “intelligent” toys likely to be popular at Christmas, after finding security failures that it warns could put children’s safety at risk. Tests carried out by Which? with the German consumer group Stiftung Warentest, and other security research experts, found flaws in Bluetooth and wifi-enabled toys that could enable a stranger to talk to a child. Continue reading...

Call to ban sale of IoT toys with proven security flaws

 Ahead of 2017’s present buying season, UK consumer rights group Which? has warned parents about the risks of giving connected toys to their children, and called for devices with ...

Wed 15 Nov 17 from TechCrunch

Smart toys have big security flaws, consumer report finds - CNET

Which? reports that it's far too easy to break into these Bluetooth-connected toys.

Tue 14 Nov 17 from CNET Cutting Edge

Children's smart toys have ‘worrying security failures’

London consumer review organisation Which? paid hackers to break into a range of the gadgets including the I-Que Intelligent Robot, Furby Connect, Toy-fi Teddy, and CloudPets.

Tue 14 Nov 17 from Daily Mail

Connected toys have ‘worrying’ security issues

Parents are warned about the dangers of net-connected toys, by the Which? consumer group.

Mon 13 Nov 17 from BBC Technology

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