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Your child’s teddy bear could now be vulnerable to hacking

Wi-Fi connected teddy bears are plush, huggable, talkative — and, in some cases, hackable.

Advertised as “a message you can hug,” CloudPets toy company allows parents to record and send messages through the accompanying app to their child’s teddy bear. Now, two million of those intimate recordings between parents and children have allegedly been exposed to potential hackers, along with 800,000 emails and passwords to their accounts, VICE media’s Motherboard reported this week. Spiral Toys, the California-based company that sells CloudPets, reportedly left the database exposed on an open-source platform where it was easily discoverable.

The company acknowledged a data breach, but said no private information or passwords were not hacked.

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