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Millions of Children-Tracking Smartwatches Are At Risk Of Being Hacked

Date 20 Dec 2019
Category Privacy
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Posted By Brittany Day
ChildSmartWatch

New findings by security firm Pen Test Partners reveal that 47 million devices worldwide could be exposed and tracked thanks to a strikingly insecure cloud platform. Learn more about the privacy risks associated with these smartwatches: 

Throughout 2019, security researchers have discovered striking flaws about child-tracking smartwatches that could be manipulated by hackers. But new findingsreported by TechCrunchshow that the smartwatches had a larger problem on their hands: a very insecure common cloud platform lacking basic cybersecurity protections.

Researchers found that the cloud platform, made by Chinese electronics company and location-tracking giant Thinkrace, puts at least 47 million devices at risk of being hacked. Because each device interacts with the cloud platform either directly or through a web domain set up by a reseller,cybersecurity firm Pen Test Partnerswas able to all commands for the devices back to the faulty cloud platform.

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