The VTech hack has brought to light issues we may have previously brushed under the carpet. Security is crucial and in the toy industry even more so because of the target consumer... children.
Smart toys are most likely connected some how to the internet, but they are certainly not secure yet. Potentially revealing personal data which can be stored and analysed.
Don't risk it, rethink your toy present.
Security has not traditionally been an area of expertise for most toymakers so combining tech and toys could lead to problems, thinks security expert Ken Munro. "My view is that the internet of toys is currently the Wild West. Every toy we touch we find security bugs with," he said.