German parents urged to destroy Cayla, the IoT doll

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More trouble for Cayla, the IoT doll with a reputation for being a bit too insecure. The Bundesnetzagentur, the German Federal Network Agency has told parents to destroy the talking doll.

This comes after a german student raised legal concerns about the toy. According to the BBC:

“Under German law, it is illegal to sell or possess a banned surveillance device. A breach of that law can result in a jail term of up to two years, according to German media reports.”

It won’t be much of a surprise to attendees at last year’s IoT Forum where Ken Munro at Pentest Partners demonstrated just how leaky the doll, and indeed almost every IoT consumer device out there, can be.

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Personally, I think the doll looks creepy enough already without having it speak at you. You can watch Ken live hack Cayla in this talk.

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