New Wi-Fi-Enabled interactive Barbie Can Be Hacked, Researchers Say

New Wi-Fi-Enabled interactive Barbie Can Be Hacked, Researchers Say

Toy laptops and talking dolls may be at the top of many children's Christmas lists, but they come with security warnings.

 

An expert has claimed Mattel's Wi-Fi enabled Barbie can be hacked and the toy could even act like a surveillance device by listening into a family's conversations.

 

He hacked the doll's operating system to get access to network names and IDs.

 

Once inside a network, he said it is easy to access account information and stored audio files as well as gain access to the microphone.

 

Josh Golin, the executive director of Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood said at the time: 'Hello Barbie is a terrible toy that threatens children's privacy, well-being and creativity.

 

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