Nov 252019
 
 November 25, 2019  Posted by  Business, Non-U.S., Surveillance, Youth & Schools

You may want to scratch this item off your holiday shopping list.  Catalin Cimpanu reports:

A cheap $35 kids’ smartwatch made in China was caught exposing the personal details and location information for more than 5,000 children and their parents.

In a report published today by the Internet of Things testing division of AV-TEST, researchers said they found egregious security measures put in place to protect the backend and mobile app of the M2 smartwatch, made by Chinese company SMA.

“The Chinese SMA-WATCH-M2 tops the security failures of other manufacturers by far,” said Maik Morgenstern, CEO and the Technical Director of AV-TEST, whose team has been testing kids smartwatches for more than two years.

Read more on ZDNet.

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