Comments On Kids’ Smartwatch Leaking Location Data

Security researchers found that a cheap smartwatch made in China for children, called M2, was exposing the personal details and location information of more than 5K children and their parents. This is particularly timely with holiday shopping in full swing.


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Terry Ray, Senior Vice President and Fellow ,  Imperva
November 27, 2019
For the personal consumer, it’s hard to know which company you can trust with your data.
The collection of personal data isn’t new nor is the exposure of such data. What makes this exposure interesting is the use of a public facing API to access the data. Gartner noted recently that public facing APIs will be the most frequently used threat vector by 2022 and this is a great example of the growing attraction to APIs. APIs are broadly used in modern applications, often change frequen ....
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