The Must-Have Toy on Children's Christmas Lists Can Put the Entire Family's Privacy at Risk

A Senate report warns that some of these "smart toys" can be vulnerable to hacking.
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Next tonight here, to your money, and a consumer alert about so-called smart toys. You connect them to the internet, but do you make your family more vulnerable to hackers if you do so? Here's Rebecca Jarvis. Reporter: They're some of the hottest gifts this holiday season, but tonight a new warning about so-called smart toys. A senate report cautioning that some of the toys, which connect to the internet, can be vulnerable to hacking, compromising sensitive information like security questions and birthdates. Last year, a data breach at vtech electronics exposed personal information of more than 6 million children. The hacker found a treasure trove of data, including parents' names, home addresses, passwords, and as well as kids' names, pictures, chat logs. Reporter: Tonight vtech tells us says they've since made changes to enhance the security of customer data. And in the last year a security firm also found flaws in this fisher-price's smart toy bear and here-o's gps watch. Both companies say the problem was quickly fixed. David, to protect yourself, read the device's privacy policy to learn what personal information the toy will collect and be sure to change your default passwo password, right away. Thank you. When we come back, paying tribute to an American hero.

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