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Internet-Connected Teddy Bear Leaks Millions Of Voice Messages and Password

Internet-Connected Teddy Bear Leaks Millions Of Voice Messages and Password

February 28, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Every parent should think twice before handing out Internet-connected toys or smart toys to their children, as these creepy toys pose a different sort of danger: privacy and data security risks for kids who play with them. This same incident was happened over a year ago when Hong Kong toymaker VTech was hacked , which exposed personal details, including snaps of parents and children and chat logs, of about 6.4 million children around the world. Now, in the latest security failing of the internet-connected smart toys, more than 2 Million voice recordings of children and their parents have been exposed, along with email addresses and passwords for over 820,000 user accounts. And What's even Worse? The hackers locked this data and held it for Ransom. California-based Spiral Toys' line of internet-connected stuffed animal toys, CloudPets , which allow children and relatives to send recorded voicemails back and forth, reportedly left the voice messages recorded between pare
Google Brillo OS — New Android-based OS for Internet of Things

Google Brillo OS — New Android-based OS for Internet of Things

May 23, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Internet of Things is the future, and every big tech companies are trying to become an integral part of this upcoming trend. Keeping this in mind, Google is developing an operating system for connecting all devices via the Internet. Google is expected to launch a new Android-based operating system that would be lightweight enough to run on low-power devices connected to the " Internet of Things " (IoT), reported The Information. Google's Brillo OS for Internet Of Things The OS is dubbed " Brillo ," and the news outlet claims the company is likely to release the new operating system under the Android brand next weekend at Google I/O, the company's annual conference for software developers. The connected OS, which may require as little as 32 or 64 MB of RAM to run, could be used on everything from major smart home appliances such as refrigerators, TVs to smaller tech such as garden monitors, light bulbs, door locks and sensors. Acc
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