Sixth grader weaponizes smart teddy bear, hacks security audience’s Bluetooth

If yet another cybersecurity expert wanted to warn the general public about the risks associated with the internet-of-things (IoT), it is as likely as not that the warning would go in one ear and out the other. But when a sixth grader hacks an audience of security experts and “weaponizes” his smart teddy bear, it might just snag the attention of parents who have disregarded warnings about the dangers and bought internet-connected toys for their kids anyway.

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