In this Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, file photo, Jessica Harrey shops for her son at a Toys R Us store in Panama City, Fla. The toys your kids unwrap this Christmas could invite hackers into your home. (Patti Blake/News Herald via AP, File)
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The bureau did not name any specific toys or brands, but it said any internet-connected toys with microphones, cameras or location tracking may put a child's privacy or safety at risk.Because some of the toys are being rushed to be made and sold, the FBI said security safeguards might be overlooked.USE SECURE WI-FIMake sure the Wi-Fi the toy will be connected to is secure and has a hard-to-guess password.If the toy itself allows you to create a password, do it.BE VIGILANTIf the toy or device allows kids to chat with other people playing with the same toy or game, explain to children that they can't give out personal information, said Liz Brown, a business law professor at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts, who focuses on technology and privacy law.
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