Dangerous Christmas Toys! God help us!

V-Tech toys security risk for kids:
http://www.cnbc.com/2015/12/02/vtech-hack-data-of-64m-kids-exposed.html
This data could be sold or posted for free on the dark Web to pedophiles, who could use the data to go “shopping” for victims by browsing the photos. They could learn all about the children for the purpose of socially engineering them or conning them, then they could use the home addresses in the database to find, exploit and even attack them.

The worst-case scenario is that VTech’s bad policies and security infrastructure enabled predators to commit horrible crimes against children.

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-35532644
Barbie and Hello Kitty security risks for kids:
http://www.computerworld.com/article/3017974/security/hello-kitty-hack-exposes-3-3-million-users-joins-hello-barbie-in-putting-kids-at-risk.html#tk.drr_mlt

Fisher Price security issues:
http://www.networkworld.com/article/3028827/security/security-flaws-found-in-fisher-price-smart-teddy-bear-and-kids-gps-tracker-watch.html

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/feb/02/fisher-price-mattel-smart-toy-bear-data-hack-technology

Thousands of Baby monitors hacked, very creepy:
https://www.buzzfeed.com/craigsilverman/creeps-hack-baby-monitors-and-say-terrifying-thing?utm_term=.uszd5nQ0Q#.qgWzGwDMD
http://www.networkworld.com/article/3150249/security/top-15-security-predictions-for-2017.html#slide8
http://www.networkworld.com/article/3150249/security/top-15-security-predictions-for-2017.html#slide13
http://www.networkworld.com/article/3150249/security/top-15-security-predictions-for-2017.html#slide14

The hacker was able to steal names, mailing addresses, email addresses, IP addresses, download histories, the genders and birth dates of the children, pictures of the victims, chats conducted between parents and their children, and much more.
This data could be sold or posted for free on the dark Web to pedophiles, who could use the data to go “shopping” for victims by browsing the photos. They could learn all about the children for the purpose of socially engineering them or conning them, then they could use the home addresses in the database to find, exploit and even attack them.

The worst-case scenario is that VTech’s bad policies and security infrastructure enabled predators to commit horrible crimes against children.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2614462/Wake-baby-The-chilling-words-couple-heard-middle-night-man-hacked-daughters-baby-monitor-WATCHING-sleep.html

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