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Bill Nelson warning about cyber attack vulnerability of toys

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A number of popular internet-connected toys including children’s tablets, a talking stuffed bear and smartwatches are vulnerable to hacking that could expose information about the child and the parents’ credit cards, according to a new cautionary report released Wednesday by U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson. Nelson’s report, “Children’s Connected Toys: Data Security and Privacy Concerns,” which he produced as ranking member of the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, reports that a toy tablet maker already has been hacked and…

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State investigates cyber-attack on school testing program

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The state’s top law enforcement agency is investigating cyber-attacks that caused several school districts to suspend standardized tests. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Department of Education announced the investigation Monday, a week after school districts started reporting problems with the tests. Administrators were having problems logging into the testing system and some students were being logged out before completing tests. The Department of Education blamed the problems on software issues and thought the situation was resolved Tuesday,…

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