careful what you buy your children for Christmas this year, as some toys are reportedly being shipped with online vulnerabilities.
Security researcher Matt Jakubowski told NBCthat the Hello Barbie Wi-Fi enabled doll could be hacked to listen in on conversations.
Dubbed the world’s first interactive doll, Hello Barbie was released earlier this month and uses a microphone and online connection to analyse voice recordings and deliver a suitable response. Jakubowski said that hackers could take advantage of the technology to overhear sensitive information. There may also be damaging consequences for children, as hackers could make the Barbie doll say inappropriate or harmful things.