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AI Apps, Smart Homes Increase Cyber Security Threat To Children – Report

Artificial Intelligence-Based Apps, Online Games, Smart Homes – All Can Increase The Risk Of Cyber Attacks On Your Children, According To A Report On Saturday. Global Cybersecurity Firm Kaspersky Reports That Children Are More Likely To Use AI Tools, Which Are Not Yet Designed To Provide The Required Level Of Cybersecurity And Age-Appropriate Content.

These Include Apps Like Uploading Photos To Deliver Modified Versions. However, When Children Upload Their Images To Such Applications, They Never Know In Which Database Their Photos Will Ultimately Reside, And Whether They Will Be Used Further.

Children Get Trapped In Scamming

AI Apps, In Particular, Chatbots Also Serve Age-Inappropriate Content When Prompted. The Report Also Calls On Parents To Be Alert To The Increase In Attacks On Young Online Gamers By Scammers, Who Often Create Trust By Luring Children With Gifts Or Promises Of Friendship.

They Then Trick Them Into Giving Away Their Personal Information By Suggesting They Click On A Phishing Link That Downloads The Malicious File To Their Device In The Form Of A Game Mod For Minecraft Or Fortnite And Even Grooms Them.

Additionally, A Growing Number Of Banks Offer Special Products And Services For Children, Including Banking Cards Designed For Children, Including Those Offered For Children Under 12 Years Of Age. This Also Puts Children At Risk Of Being Defrauded By The Fintech Industry.

Some Of The Most Common Examples May Be Promises Of A Free Playstation 5 Or Other Things After Entering Card Details On A Phishing Site.

Danger From Smart Home Devices

Smart Home Devices Also Pose A Threat To Children, Where Cybercriminals Can Contact Them Through The Devices.

This Can Then Be Followed By Asking For Sensitive Information Like Their Name, Address And Times When Their Parents Are Not At Home. They May Even Ask For Their Parents’ Credit Card Numbers.

The Report Said That In Such A Scenario, Apart From Just Device Hacking, There Is Also A Risk Of Financial Data Loss Or Even Physical Attack.

Importance Of Parenting Digital Apps

As Children Demand Their Personal Space, Parents Must Learn The Skills To Discuss The Importance Of Parenting Digital Apps To Their Children’s Online Experience And Online Safety While Respecting Personal Space.

This Includes Setting Clear Limits And Expectations And Discussing The Reasons For Using The App With Any Children, The Report Said.

As We Can See, Many Ongoing Trends In Society Are Also Affecting Children, Making Them Potential Targets For Attackers.

This Includes The Growth And Popularity Of AI And Smart Homes As Well As The World’s Expansion. The Gaming And Fintech Industry Said In A Statement Andrey Sidenko, Security And Privacy Expert At Kaspersky.

It Is Important To Teach The Basics Of Cyber Security

Therefore, It Is Important To Teach Children The Basics Of Cyber Security From An Early Age, How Not To Fall Into The Trap Of Cyber Criminals, What Cyber Threats Can Happen While Gaming. And How To Properly Protect Your Personal Data.

All This Is Necessary Now -He Said Knowledge Not Only For Adults, But Also For The Youngest Users.

Kaspersky Experts Advised Parents To Stay Informed About The Latest Threats And Actively Monitor Children’s Online Activities.

The Report Said It Is Important For Parents To Have Open Dialogue With Their Children About The Potential Dangers They Face Online And Enforce Strict Guidelines To Ensure Their Safety.

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