• Smartwatches for kids are at hacking risk says report

Kids Smart Watches May be at Risk from Hackers

In a new report the Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC) said it discovered that hackers could track, eavesdrop or communicate with anyone wearing smart watches from brands including Gator and GPS for Kids.

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NCC’s concern was that Gator and GPS for Kids’ watches transmitted and stored data without encryption. The manufacturers concerned claim these issues have either already been resolved or are being addressed. One of the UK’s leading retailers, John Lewis has withdrawn one of the named smart watch models from sale in response to the report.

Where there is tech there is always the potential that its security could be breached and it appears kids smartwatches are not immune from the possibility of being hacked. That’s according to the Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC) who carried out tests on four smartwatches designed for children with features […]

 

 

By | 2017-10-20T11:44:54+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

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