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Children’s Bluetooth Phone Poses a Non-Children’s Safety Risk

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Children’s Bluetooth Phone Poses a Non-Children’s Safety Risk

Fisher Price’s Chatter Special Edition toy phone is a true spy gadget.

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Fisher Price’s Chatter Special Edition Bluetooth kids’ toy phone turns out to be a non-childish security threat.

Chatter Special Edition is a bright plastic toy in the form of an analogue dial phone, equipped with Bluetooth and a speaker. The 2021 version of the toy can connect to a smartphone and be used as a speaker for hands-free calling and making calls.

How report specialists from PenTest Partners, the device uses Bluetooth classic without secure pairing, that is, it accepts all pairing requests. Anyone within Bluetooth range can connect to the toy and eavesdrop on whatever the microphone picks up.

PenTest Partners also found the following:

  • A nearby intruder can use a toy to talk and eavesdrop on the child;
  • If the handset is turned off, it will automatically answer any call to the connected smartphone;
  • An attacker can make the phone ring and an unattended child is more likely to answer.

The specialists notified Mattel (the parent company of Fisher Price) of their findings. Chatter Special Edition Bluetooth phones were only sold in the US and are now all out. The original Chatter is still on sale without any electronics.

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