Connected toys with Bluetooth, wi-fi and mobile apps may seem like the perfect gift for your child this Christmas. But we’ve found that, without appropriate safety features, they can also pose a big risk to your child’s safety. Watch our video below to see just how easy it is for anyone to take over the voice control of a popular connected toy, and speak directly to your child through it. And we’re not talking professional hackers.
It’s easy enough for almost anyone to do. But the robot in our video below is not the only connected toy parents need to be wary of this Christmas. Read on for the security breaches discovered in the popular Furby toy and see how easy it was for us to hack into a cute CloudPets cat. With toys like these and other connected toys expected to be popular around Black Friday and Christmas, we’re calling for smart toys to be made secure, or taken off sale entirely.