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Kids electronic toys may be vulnerable to hacking

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In recent years, we’ve seen advancements in technology hurtle forward at an incredible pace, and children’s electronic toys can sometimes be at the forefront of such developments. Many kids don’t want plain teddy bears and dolls any more; they want intelligent robots that can interact with them.

Consumer watchdog, Which?, joined up with a similar German organisation, Stiftung Warentat, and together they made the chilling discovery that a lot of popular kids electronic toys can apparently be hacked. Enlisting the help of third-party security experts, they tested seven different toys and four of them were vulnerable to hacking.
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