Is a stranger hacking your child's smart watch? Warning that loopholes in the devices are being targeted to track youngsters' movements | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Is a stranger hacking your child's smart watch? Warning that loopholes in the devices are being targeted to track youngsters' movements

Alarming security loopholes mean the watches, which include GPS tracking and a mobile phone SIM card, can be accessed remotely.

As a result, strangers can track where a child is and see information on all of their past movements.

On some devices, it is possible to listen in to what a child is doing by sending a hidden text to the watch.

Hackers can intercept and change the geographical location of the watch in what is known as ‘location spoofing’.

This means that a child can appear to be in one spot when they are actually somewhere else.

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