Like many connected devices, the Fisher Price toy runs a version of Google’s Android operating system, the same software that powers many smartphones and tablets. Beardsley, however, said toy makers don’t have the same commitment to security that a major tech company would have.
Rapid7 researchers examined the Fisher Price Smart Toy, an interactive stuffed animal for children aged three to eight that connects to the internet via Wi-Fi.
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In the case of the Fisher Price toy – which is sold as a stuffed bear, panda or monkey and retails for about $US100 – the researchers found that the toy’s software and applications weren’t appropriately verifying who was trying to access its information.
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