FBI Warns About Internet-Connected Toys' Security Risk

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derekullo

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Little Sally I don't know how to say this but ...

Your Barbie is an undercover spy for the KGB.

Everything she told you was a lie.

Her husband Ken is not even her real husband

They were both assigned as a pair by Moscow to do surveillance of your father.

This must be very hard for you to hear.
 

why_wolf

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Simple don't buy any toy that is connected to the internet. Frankly you shouldn't buy anything that is IoT, they're almost as a rule universally terrible. Especially when it comes to security.
 

dstarr3

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I totally look forward to the day when I'll have to flash security updates on all of my kids' stuffed animals and toy cars. Seriously, just stay away from IoT.
 

Gillerer

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People aren't aware of the risks involving IoT devices.

Even if you are, chances are the device doesn't get any updates you could "flash" on it. If it does get updates, they're only the minimum effort to make the device with faulty firmware work as advertized - no security improvements will be involved.
 
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