Items tagged with VTech

Late last month, toy maker VTech was hit with a debilitating attack that resulted in an incredible amount of customer data winding up in the wrong hands. Given VTech's abysmal security measures, it's hard to consider it being a "victim" in this attack. Rather, its millions of customers are the ones at risk. This morning, UK police issued a press release to say that they arrested someone who they believe was behind this attack. A name is not provided, but we are told it was a 21-year-old male from Bracknell, in southeast England. The official charges include using a computer to commit an offense, and gaining unauthorized access to data. The release reads: "We are still at the early stages of the... Read more...
Toy maker VTech initially informed the public of a security breach this past Friday, right when millions of Americans were in the midst of Black Friday shopping. VTech disclosed that its customer database was compromised, exposing names, email addresses, mailing addresses, download histories and encrypted passwords for users. Even more troubling is that in addition to 4.8 million adult accounts that were affected by the breach, 200,000 children were also caught up in the mess. Earlier this morning, VTech gave a status update, describing that the initial breach occurred on November 14th. However, it wasn’t until ten days later — November 24th — that VTech noticed that its servers had been compromised.... Read more...
Tablets are hot these days—it seems that everyone has or wants one. Kids are no exception, so VTech has created the new InnoPad. This multi-function tablet for kids features interactive and animated reading, educational gaming and creative activities for children ages 4-9. The InnoPad has a 5-inch touchscreen LCD as well as a tilt-sensor for game control, microphone, USB port, SD card slot, and a headphone jack. Like their "grown-up" counterparts, the InnoPad features a MP3 player, video player, calculator, calendar, notepad, clock, and address book. The InnoPad is expected to be available this fall for $79.99. VTech® Debuts Tablet for Kids - InnoPad™ The Next Generation of Electronic... Read more...
Verizon's chief has already declared the landline "dead," but if you're still hanging onto your landline phone while the grave is being dug, you just might be interested in this. VTech is taking landline phones where they've never gone before, with its DS6321-3 being the first cordless phone system capable of downloading cellular phonebook directory entries using Bluetooth technology.Furthermore, users can connect up to four Bluetooth devices (two of which can be mobile phones) to the phone, enabling them to actually have mobile calls with the landline handset. In other words, you can have your cellphone charging in your bedroom, and if someone calls it, you can answer the call via your landline... Read more...