Toy se­cu­rity breach

Manchester Evening News - - NATIONAL -

SE­CU­RITY flaws have been found in a num­ber of smart toys, leav­ing chil­dren at risk of be­ing con­tacted by strangers, Which? has warned.

The con­sumer group is urg­ing politi­cians to make it manda­tory for man­u­fac­tur­ers to en­sure smart prod­ucts meet ap­pro­pri­ate se­cu­rity stan­dards.

Which? wants ba­sic mea­sures such as re­quir­ing a unique pass­word be­fore use, data en­cryp­tion and con­sis­tent se­cu­rity up­dates, to be taken se­ri­ously by the in­dus­try.

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