Kids’ GPS watches are still a security ‘train wreck’

A year after Norwegian researchers found that child-tracking, GPS-connected smartwatches had major security flaws – flaws that would have let strangers eavesdrop on a child, talk to them behind their parent’s back, use the watch’s camera to take their picture, stalk them, or lie about their whereabouts – not much has changed. When Pen Test Partners decided to check up on how one of the four models the Norwegian researchers looked at had shaped up over the course of 14 months, things turned out to be status quo:

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