Parents warned to turn off cameras and tracking devices on children's 'smart' Christmas presents to stop them being targeted by pervert hackers



Parents should switch off the cameras and location trackers in their children’s ‘smart’ Christmas presents in case the toys are hacked, a regulator warned.
The Information Commissioner’s Office cautioned that the growing number of toys with Bluetooth connections, cameras and sensors leaves children at risk of being targeted by complete strangers.
Deputy Commissioner Steve Wood advised concerned adults to turn off the Bluetooth setting and set strong passwords on electronic toys destined for children’s stockings.
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24 November 2017 in Science &Technology, Views: 52
Source: Daily Mail
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