Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

History
#2005 German parents told to destroy Cayla dolls over hacking fears
An official watchdog in Germany has told parents to destroy a talking doll called Cayla because its smart technology can reveal personal data.

The warning was issued by the Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur), which oversees telecommunications.

Researchers say hackers can use an unsecure bluetooth device embedded in the toy to listen and talk to the child playing with it.

But the UK Toy Retailers Association said Cayla "offers no special risk".

In a statement sent to the BBC, the TRA also said "there is no reason for alarm".
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#2011 IoT botnet bogs down college campus network
#2010 A glimpse into how much Google knows about Russian government hackers
#2009 Researchers discover self-healing malware that targets Magento stores
#2008 Android phone hacks could unlock millions of cars
#2007 Penetration testing tools cheat sheet
#2006 A corporate inbox receives 4.3 times more malware than a regular inbox
#2005 German parents told to destroy Cayla dolls over hacking fears
#2004 USB Killer now lets you fry most Lightning and USB-C devices for $55
#2003 Google discloses another unpatched Windows vulnerability
#2002 Permadelete: remove files securely on Windows PCs
#2001 Mongoaudit helps you secure MongoDB databases
#2000 CyberX discovers large-scale cyber-reconnaissance operation targeting Ukrainian organizations
#1999 PHP becomes first programming language to add modern cryptography library in its core
#1998 Trends in Android ransomware (PDF)
#1997 EU privacy watchdogs say Windows 10 settings still raise concerns
#1996 Lazarus’ false flag malware
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