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Flaws in smart toy back-end servers puts kids and their families at risk

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    Over the past two years security researchers have shown that many Internet-connected "smart" devices have not been designed with security in mind. This also seems to be the case for their back-end systems.

    The latest example are flaws found in the Web services operated by smart-toy makers which could expose children's personal information and location.

    Researchers from security firm Rapid7 found serious vulnerabilities in the Web application programming interfaces (APIs) used by the Smart Toy line of interactive stuffed animals and the hereO GPS watch for children.

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