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Tuesday, January 19, 2016


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Chanson de Roland

If all that happens to parents is that their home is broken into or they suffer identity theft, they should count themselves lucky, because it could even be far worse. Willie Sutton, a bank robber in the early 20th Century, was asked why he robbed banks. He replied: "Because that's where the money is." And so too pedophiles will exploit Hello Barbie, if they can, because that is where the children are.

It is reported here that Hello Barbie is easy to hack. Then pedophiles will hack it, because that is where the children are, for they, pedophiles, must have access to our children for to perform acts upon them that decency restrains speaking of.

And, of course, this does not stop at Hello Barbie but is true for all the devices of Internet of Things (IOT), whenever they too can be hacked to provide access to our homes and our children and any other aspect of our lives.


Good points. I should have emphasized the risks from pedophiles trying to a) lure children to meet outside of the home, and b) to meet when children are home alone. This WiFi-enabled toy opens up a new attack vector. As you said well, pedophiles will attempt to hack it because that is where the children are.


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