Computer security,Privacy,Toy

Kids' cool tech toys can have cybersecurity concerns

December 25, 2016
in Kids

DENVER — Some of those toys your kids unwrapped late Saturday or Christmas Day may connect to Wi-Fi, cameras and apps. If so, don't overlook your children's safety and privacy. "There are some really cool smart toys, smart-enabled toys, Wi-Fi-enabled toys like little dolls that talk back to you or listen to you," said Molly Wendell, a board member of Colorado Cyber. The group consists of executives from the state's security companies. These kinds of toys are hot items this holiday season but also ripe with issues not every parent thinks of, she said. "The toys could be listening to your child or recording video or recording the voice of your child," Wendell said. That ability means...

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