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Researchers uncover security flaws in Hello Barbie

Vulnerabilities in doll could have allowed hackers to eavesdrop on play sessions: report

Washington

TOYS that talk back are some of the hottest holiday gifts this year. And they may soon be hot items for hackers.

Cybersecurity researchers uncovered a number of major security flaws in systems behind Hello Barbie, an Internet-connected doll that listens to children and uses artificial intelligence to respond. Vulnerabilities in the mobile app and cloud storage used by the doll could have allowed hackers to eavesdrop on even the most intimate of those play sessions, according to a report released on Friday by Bluebox Security and independent security researcher Andrew Hay. "We are aware of the Bluebox Security Report and are working closely with ToyTalk to ensure the safety and security...

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