Dec 072015
 December 7, 2015  Breaches, Youth & Schools

As if you needed any more reasons not to buy Hello Barbie, Graham Cluley writes:

Hello Barbie, the internet-connected talking doll from toymaker Mattel, isn’t receiving the best publicity at the moment.

We have had concerns raised by privacy advocates about Hello Barbie, and now more researchers are uncovering security problems.

Bluebox Labs has published a report uncovering that the toy’s smartphone app is not only vulnerable to hackers intercepting communications as they are sent up to its internet servers, but also that those servers were vulnerable to the POODLE attack disclosed in October 2014.


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