back to article Magic Kinder app developer: Surprise! No security holes

Developers have responded to warnings about massive privacy problems with the Magic Kinder App for children by casting off insecure code, dropping poorly implemented functionality in the process. A lack of encryption within the Magic Kinder smartphone app and other security shortcomings created a severe security risk, as …

  1. joeW

    Good response

    While the app should never have been released without proper security testing in the first place, credit where its due for the response. Don't try to band-aid the troublesome feature, remove it entirely and (presumably) re-do it from scratch for inclusion in a future release.

  2. Anonymous Coward
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    "Safety and security are of paramount importance to us"

    No it's not or they wouldn't be in this mess in the first place.

    “The vendor released a refactored version of the app where the family diary feature (which was affected by the vulnerability) has been completely removed, so currently the application has to be considered ‘safe’.”

    Further proof that rather than investing in security they just remove the part that is insecure.

    Slow hand claps all round.

    Will somebody in government somewhere please pull their head out of their arse and start demanding protection for consumers rather than trying to remove the encryption that is there to stop this?

    Won't somebody think of the children?

  3. PaulAb


    I think thier crappy little toys are more dangerous than the App.

  4. ElReg!comments!Pierre

    Misleading title

    "No security holes"?

    Surely you mean "fewer security holes" (or more precisely "no discovered security hole");

    As a sidenote "No security holes" ain't proper English, dammit!

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