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Smart watch: Concerns hackers are spying on your kids

Natalie Peters & Erin Molan
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An expert warns an Aussie owned children’s smart watch can be easily hacked into, posing serious safety concerns.

TicTocTrack smart watch has been available since 2014 to let parents know where their children are at all times.

Security researcher Troy Hunt says the watch can be easily accessed, to hack into a child’s location and alter it, while listening to and speaking to the child.

Mr Hunt has taken his findings to the company who have now taken the service offline so the watches cannot be used until it’s fixed.

But he says the hacking isn’t sophisticated and warns people should still be wary.

“You can change a number in a request made to the website and literally get someone else’s kid.

“So hacking, in this case, comes down to pretty much the ability to count.

“People looking to get these devices for cheap, you’re going to find that there are shortcuts taken.”

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Natalie Peters & Erin Molan
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