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German Federal Network Agency, an official watchdog that oversees telecommunication has urged parents to destroy and boycott a talking doll called 'Cayla'

German Federal Network Agency, the official watchdog that oversees telecommunications, has urge parents to boycott and destroy the talking doll called Expired “Cayla” fear of hacking. The warning of the German Bundesnetzagentur after-cam Stefan Hessel, a student from the University of Saarland, raised legal Concern doll “My Friend Cayla.”
Researchers say hackers can use an insecure Bluetooth device inbäddad in the toy för to listen and säga kränkande things children play with it.

According to a BBC report, Vivid Toy group, which distributes ‘My Friend Cayla’, had previously said that examples of hacking were isolated and carried out by specialists. However, it said the company would take the information on board as it was able to upgrade the app used with the doll.

But experts have revealed that the problem has not been fixed.

Mr. Hessel, an expert quoted by the German website Netzpolitik.org, said a Bluetooth-enabled device could connect to Cayla’s speaker and microphone system within a radius of 10m (33ft). He said an eavesdropper could even spy on someone playing with the doll ‘through several walls’.

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