Cybercrime , Cyberwarfare / Nation-State Attacks , Endpoint Security

Not So 'Smart' - Child Tech Has Hackable Flaws

Plus: DNS Hijacking Hits Espionage Agencies; How 'Dark Patterns' Fool Users
Not So 'Smart' - Child Tech Has Hackable Flaws
Source: Pen Test Partners

The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features a warning that a smartwatch marketed to parents for tracking and communicating with their children could be coopted by hackers.

In this report, you'll hear (click on player beneath image to listen):

  • ISMG's Jeremy Kirk describe warnings about GPS-enabled TicTocTrack smartwatches - manufactured by China-based Gator Group - which could be abused by a hacker to track or communicate with children, or spoof their location;
  • ISMG's Scott Ferguson summarize a report on the risk posed by the Sea Turtle nation-state-sponsored espionage campaign that researchers say has been hijacking the domain name system to target intelligence agencies, the energy sector and more;
  • An update on how a new U.S. Senate bill aims to stop the practice known as "dark patterns," which involves weaponizing usability to trick users, often in ways that harm the security and privacy of their personal details.

The ISMG Security Report appears on this and other ISMG websites on Fridays. Don't miss the April 5 and April 12 editions, which respectively discuss the evolving ransomware threat and the latest scathing Equifax post-breach report.

Theme music for the ISMG Security Report is by Ithaca Audio under a Creative Commons license.

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