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The Vtech Breach: Protecting your kids from tchotchkes

John Obeto of AbsolutelyWindows comments:

Is it worth it?

That’s the first question I ask myself every time Wifey or me purchase a toy or whatnot for any of our kids that require the input of several pieces of PIIs in order to either activate, or use their online component.

100% of the time, I use a completely bogus series of info, and I NEVER use any product that requires a credit card.

Nothing they offer – NOTHING – is worth registering for. I have already paid for the toy/tchotchke. Go away.

It’s one thing to have my info splashed across the Internet. It’s another for my kids to get exposed because they wanted a new game on their portable gaming device. Think carefully the next time it asks questions.

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