The hidden danger of high-tech toys

NEW THIS MORNINGPEOPLE MAY BE PEERING INTO YOUR HOME RIGHT NOW WITHOUT YOU EVEN KNOWING ITNINE ON YOUR SIDE'S PAOLA SURO SHOWS HOW HACKERS CAN USE YOU KIDS TOYS AS A SPYING TOOL "I HAD NO CLUE THAT THIS IS DANGEROUS

YES DANGEROUS FOR THE KIDS"BUT HOW – IF IT'S JUST A STUFFED ANIMALIT'S WHAT'S BEHIND THESE BLUE EYES AND IT'S WIRELESS CONNECTION THAT'S KEEPING POLICE ON THEIR TOES"ANYBODY THAT WANTS TO – IF IT'S NOT AN ENCRYPTED PROGRAM – CAN SPY ON A CHILD – LISTEN TO WHAT'S GOING ON"THE FBI ISSUING THIS WARNING – SAYING TOYS WITH MICROPHONES – CAMERAS – AND OTHER CAPABILITIES CAN PUT THE PRIVACY AND SAFETY OF YOUR KIDS AT RISK"IN A WORST CASE SCENARIO A PEDOPHILE CAN GET ACCESS BY HACKING INTO IT AND DOWNLOAD YOUR AUDIO AND VIDEO FROM YOUR HOME""NO – WE HAD NO CLUE THAT THIS TOY COULD DO THIS"LISA KARR BOUGHT THIS CLOUDPET FOR HER GRANDDAUGHTER NEVER GIVING IT TO HER – "I WANTED IT JUST TO TELL HER GOODNIGHT NATALIE WHO KNEW THAT CUTE UNICORN — IT APPEALED TO ME — WAS SO BAD" EARLIER THIS YEAR – MORE THAN HALF A MILLION PEOPLE WITH THIS TOY – HAD PERSONAL INFORMATION LEAKED – INCLUDING EMAIL ADDRESSES AND PASSWORDS "THESE TOYS DON'T HAVE A LOT OF PROTECTION TO THEM SO ANYBODY THAT WANTED TO HACK THEM USING A WIRELESS DEVICE IF THEY'RE CLOSE TO YOU OR THROUGH THE INTERNET" INTERNET" POLICE RECOMMEND IF YOU DO HAVE A TOY LIKE THIS – TURN IT OFF AND LEAVE IT IN A DRAWER OR CLOSET

"READ THE USER AGREEMENT AND BE AWARE THAT YOU'RE GIVING UP CERTAIN RIGHTS WHEN YOU DO"PAOLA SURO

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