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uKnowKids child monitoring firm takes aim at security researcher after database breach

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Feb 23, 2016.

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    If you are “a leader in the Internet safety and security field for over 15 years” and run a company that has monitored and maintained the digital activity records of “260,000 kids in more than 50 countries around the world,” when you fail to password-protect the database for your child activity tracker firm and the database is exposed, would the reasonable response be akin to killing the messenger?

    The company, uKnowKids, sells parents a service to track their kid’s online activity such as social media accounts, chats, posted pictures, etc. as well as text messages via smartphone. While that may seem a bit creepy with a control-freakish vibe, Steve Woda, CEO of uKnowKids, said the company was “created after one of our family children was victimized by an online predator.” Right now it seems like Woda is steaming mad at security researcher Chris Vickery, considering a good portion of the post alerting parents to a uKnowKids breach is devoted to blistering Vickery.

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