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UK police make first arrest in VTech hacking scandal

UK police make first arrest in VTech hacking scandal

UK authorities have revealed that police have made their first arrest in relation to the hacking scandal surrounding VTech, an electronic toy maker, which was disclosed late last month. The 21-year-old man was taken into custody on suspicion of being involved with the unauthorized breach of the company's servers, resulting in the theft of personal data on over 6 million children.

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Bad to worse: VTech’s kids tablet is a breeze to hack

Bad to worse: VTech’s kids tablet is a breeze to hack

It's not been a great week for VTech, its servers hacked and data on millions of children exposed, and the news gets worse. The company admitted the download store for its kid-focused Innotab tablets had suffered a successful cyberattack in early November - highlighting the paucity of security the company had used in the process - and now researchers have begun picking apart the hardware itself.

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VTech says 6.4 million kids affected by recent hack

VTech says 6.4 million kids affected by recent hack

In a statement issued today, VTech announced that 6.4 million kids were affected by the data breach disclosed last week. This is the latest update to the hack, which has grown in scope over the last few days. On Friday, VTech had stated that 4.9 million adults were affected by the breach, which targeted the maker’s Kid Connect messaging system and Learning Lodge app store.

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VTech hack gets worse as kid photos, chats, and audio exposed

VTech hack gets worse as kid photos, chats, and audio exposed

Earlier today, we brought you the news that VTech had confirmed that the details of 5 million kids and their parents had been exposed. VTech confirmed that the information obtained from their "Learning Lodge" store included names, addresses, email addresses and more. What they didn't mention was that photos, audio clips and chat logs were also obtained.

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VTech hack sees details of 5m parents and kids exposed

VTech hack sees details of 5m parents and kids exposed

Personal details of five million kids, plus their parents' addresses, were exposed in the recent VTech hack, the company has confirmed. Word of the breach broke late last week, with VTech admitting to customers that unknown hackers had cracked the security used on the "Learning Lodge" app store earlier in November.

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VTech’s ‘Learning Lodge’ hack exposes kids’ data

VTech’s ‘Learning Lodge’ hack exposes kids’ data

In a statement today, VTech, maker of gadgets for children, announced that its customer data has been breached. According to the company, an “unauthorized party” accessed data within the Learning Lodge app store database earlier this month; that database has neither banking info nor certain personal identification details like social security numbers, but does have 'general' profile info.

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VTech InnoPad is a kid’s tablet

VTech InnoPad is a kid’s tablet

My kids are gadget hounds just like me. This Christmas they didn’t want real gadgets, but everything they did want was electronic and interactive for the most part. If your kids like gadgets like tablets, but are too young for the real thing VTech has some cool kid gadgets that might work well for them.

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VTech unveils LS6325 push-to-talk DECT 6.0 cordless phone for landlines

VTech unveils LS6325 push-to-talk DECT 6.0 cordless phone for landlines

I haven't had a landline that I use for making or receiving calls in years. I have one for my DSL and only because my local cable company doesn't serve my neighborhood. However, I know lots of people that are still rocking a landline and need a decent cordless phone for use in the home.

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VTech DS6321-3 cordless phone merges landline and cellular

VTech DS6321-3 cordless phone merges landline and cellular

With many phone users across the country leaving landlines behind and moving to mobile phones only, the market for landlines and associated landline phones is shrinking. To combat this, landline companies and phone makers are rolling out new landline phones that add features typically found on smartphones for wireless carriers. VTech has unveiled its latest landline phone called the DS6321-3.

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CES 2009: VTech LS6245 trying to bring back landlines

CES 2009: VTech LS6245 trying to bring back landlines

We know that people are widely giving up their landlines for mobile phones these days, but we happened upon a cordless phone that was just too beautiful to pass up. The VTech LS6245 is the first cordless phone for 2009 that features the DECT 6.0 technology complete with Bluetooth capabilities.

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VTech rocks out with new Wi-Fi radio

VTech rocks out with new Wi-Fi radio

Yes, the company is VTech and, no, this product is not a landline telephone.  VTech has decided to surprise us with the IS9181, a Wi-Fi internet radio receiver that can stream music from over 11,000 internet radio stations. 

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V-Tech Wall-E Learning Laptop is educational

V-Tech Wall-E Learning Laptop is educational

Kids and adults alike enjoyed the Wall-E film that came out this past year, so it's no wonder all sorts of toys and themed-products have made their way onto store shelves. Take for instance the V-Tech Wall-E Learning Laptop. It's cute, fun and educational for kids.

This little laptop features five different learning modes including words, math, games, logic and letters. All of these modes focus on educational activities for kids and helps them build language and cognitive skills. The keyboard is a full QWERTY and flips down. The arrow keys or the arm controllers can be used to scroll through the various modes and options.

With an LCD screen to boot, Wall-E blinks at you every time you answer a question correctly. This is meant for kids in the pre-school age range, I'd say, as the activities are pretty limited. Priced at $29.99, this is a fun gift for any kid that wants to have fun and is perfect for parents that wish to help their children build knowledge from an early age.

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