Jiobit’s TrustChip Technology Is Protecting Your Child’s Location Data

Product Updates
July 19, 2021
John Renaldi
The Jiobit Blog

If there was ever a time to focus on security and IoT products, it’s now. Just turn on the news and you’ll hear about data security breaches happening much too frequently. Two notable attacks targeted products for kids like VTech toys and CloudPets. As a result of hacks like these, California recently became the first state to pass a bill to keep connected products more secure. Digital Times published a good article on it and it’s worth a read.

We’re responsible for delivering security and peace of mind. At Jiobit, protecting your family’s data is an absolute must.

When it comes to location tracking and children, the importance of security increases ten-fold. Last year the Norwegian Consumer Council commissioned testing on several GPS trackers and found that all were easily compromised. In CBS's report it's clear that these products were not in compliance with new industry requirements and had not taken appropriate measures to ensure the security of their customer data. Jiobit already complies with California’s new legislature, but we’ve loaded our location tracker for kids with security measures that make it incredibly difficult for anyone but you to see your child’s data. The first-of-its-kind Jiobit TrustChip delivers unmatched security and encryption, meeting or exceeding US-government standards. It’s a parent’s dream and hacker’s worst nightmare.

Here’s what else we’re doing to keep your data safe:

More on Jiobit TrustChip technology

Similar to what the US Military uses to authenticate service members on their computing systems, Jiobit contains a dedicated security chip. A device without this chip cannot communicate with our secure servers.

Malware prevention

The Jiobit device refuses to download software that is not cryptographically signed by Jiobit. This prevents malware or “rogue” software.

Robust encryption

Unlike most connected products, Jiobit location data is never sent “in the clear”. Jiobit encrypts all data at rest and in transit.

Intrusion resistant

This means that no one can modify the software on the device itself. Unlike your phone, PC, smart home devices, security cameras, or routers, if you were to physically open up the Jiobit device, it cannot be programmed. Jiobit burns away part of the circuit board used for physical software programming.


About Jiobit: The most secure location tracking technology

In a tiny and discreet form factor, Jiobit is the smallest and longest lasting location monitor designed for kids. It’s unique combination of radios and sensors allows it to track in real-time, at any distance, anywhere in the world.

Jiobit pairs with a parent’s smartphone to deliver real-time notifications about a child’s location. Parents can share the responsibility by adding a Care Team and even set geofences around trusted locations.

Jiobit is designed for kids and their parents. When a parent invests in their kids’ safety, it shouldn’t bring additional stresses, like worrying about the security of their location data. That’s why we’ll continue to prioritize security - making it extremely difficult for cyber criminals to target us and our users.

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