Strangers can talk to your child through 'connected' toys, investigation finds

Which? investigation finds security flaws in ‘intelligent’ toys such as CloudPets and Hasbro’s Furby Connect

A consumer group is urging major retailers to withdraw a number of “connected” or “intelligent” toys likely to be popular at Christmas, after finding security failures that it warns could put children’s safety at risk.

Tests carried out by Which? with the German consumer group Stiftung Warentest, and other security research experts, found flaws in Bluetooth and wifi-enabled toys that could enable a stranger to talk to a child.

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