VIDEO: Post-hack, is VTech taking security seriously?

Graham Cluley
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Millions of families, including children, had their personal information exposed when electronic toymaker VTech was hacked.

But the company’s response appears to be: “Sod the kids’ privacy and security, the lawyers have covered our arse.”

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VTech has made its choice. Savvy parents will makes theirs as well.

Learn more about how VTech has changed its terms & conditions in an attempt to absolve itself of responsibility for poor security, by reading this blog post by Troy Hunt.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

One comment on “VIDEO: Post-hack, is VTech taking security seriously?”

  1. I guess it's easier to modify some T&C's than invest on the safety of consumer data and brand reputation…

    Granted, other tech companies have similar T&C's, but I'd imagine they're more proactive to begin with.

    VTech: Look at the forest, not just the trees! You've no doubt lost me as a customer.

    Shame they don't reside in the EU. It would've been good to see sanctions enforced for their data breaches.

    It took this incident for them to realise how slack/lame they've been. Good to see they at least have an SSL on their site…

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