The European Union has recalled a GPS smart watch meant to be worn by children so that their parents can keep tabs on them. Unfortunately, due to horrible security, anyone can track these watches – and even send messages to the children. The Internet of Things (IoT) is well-known for having lax or non-existent security protections. Connecting our children’s toys to the internet in this manner is raising serious (and valid) privacy concerns.
In other news, there’s a devious new Facebook and Google phishing scam that would fool many pros, the Chrome browser will soon help you spot fake look-alike websites, Apple cracks down on apps that surreptitiously record their users’ interactions with their apps, and many modern Android phones are vulnerable to hacking simply by loading a malicious image.
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