It’s Trivially Easy to Watch Porn On a Restricted Tablet Made For Kids


Image: VTech
Image: VTech
Christmas is around the corner and parents all over the world are mulling over what gifts to give their kids. Many toys and other children gizmos these days have an internet connection, which poses an interesting dilemma: how do you keep the kids out of the more undesirable (read: porn) parts of the web?

By Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai | MOTHERBOARD

VTech, the Hong Kong-based manufacturer of Internet of Things toys that got hacked last year, attempts to solve this dilemma with a restricted custom browser. The app does not display an address bar, and limits the websites you can browse to just a handful of seemingly harmless pages pre-approved by the company such as NASA’s Climate Kids, Disney Family and National Geographic, among others.

One of them, however, is Google Translate. And as it turns out, if you type the address of a porn site in the translation bar, you can just freely browse YouPorn or PornHub and even watch the videos.

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