In-brief: research by the security firm Rapid7 has uncovered security flaws in new, interactive “smart toys” by Fisher Price and other toy makers that could divulge personal information related to children and their families. Editor’s note: this story was updated to include comments from Mark Stanislav of Rapid7. PFR Feb 2, 2016.
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In-brief: the apparent leak of data on owners of CloudPets connected stuffed animals underscores lax security and privacy practices that are common among connected products firms. (Updated with comment from Troy Hunt. PFR 2/28/2017.)
In-brief: The security firm Rapid7 said it is launching a consulting and advisory service to help companies design more secure Internet of Things products and assess the risk of deploying IoT products in corporate environments.
In-brief: Wired’s Kim Zetter and Andy Greenberg teamed up this week on a little look-back at 2015 with a focus on security and Internet of Things.
In-brief: The security firm Bluebox says the mobile applications used with Hello Barbie contain security flaws that could lead to the theft of passwords and other information. Update: this story was updated to include comment from Bluebox and ToyTalk. PFR 12/4/2015