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Old 09-03-2015, 09:13 AM
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Nine baby monitor models hacked by security researchers | Fusion

Over the last few years, hackers have set their targets on Internet-connected baby monitors. They have hacked into baby monitors to scream at toddlers, to curse out their parents, and to turn them into spy cams. Earlier this year, a hacker put live feeds from a thousand baby monitors onto a site titled, “Big Brother is Watching You.” Just last week, an Indiana couple was freaked out by someone hacking into their 2-year-old’s baby monitor to play the Police’s “Every Breath You Take,” followed by “sexual noises.”

With all these intrusions in the rear view mirror, you’d think the baby monitor business would be kicking security into high gear, putting the digital equivalent of baby gates everywhere to keep hackers out. But when a security firm tested nine Internet-connected baby monitors, including some of the most widely-available models, it found problems with every single one, flaws that would allow creepy strangers to drop into nurseries digitally.
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