Monday, December 07, 2015

Hello (hackable) Barbie - The Washington Post

Sign of the times

"Toys that talk back are some of the hottest holidays gifts this year. And they may soon be hot items for hackers.

Cybersecurity researchers uncovered a number of major security flaws in systems behind Hello Barbie, an Internet-connected doll that listens to children and uses artificial intelligence to respond. Vulnerabilities in the mobile app and cloud storage used by the doll could have allowed hackers to eavesdrop on even the most intimate of those play sessions, according to a report released Friday by Bluebox Security and independent security researcher Andrew Hay."
Hello (hackable) Barbie - The Washington Post
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