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Old 03-12-2019, 02:42 AM
 
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Oh okay. So why not make a baby monitor like that then, that it doesn't have to hook up to the internet, since a hacker would have to be a lot closer to listen in one it, wouldn't they?
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Old 03-12-2019, 02:46 AM
 
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So why not make a baby monitor like that then, that it doesn't have to hook up to the internet, since a hacker would have to be a lot closer to listen in one it, wouldn't they?
they have for years, thats what the non-internet ones are like.

but again, while the network baby monitors often suffer from poor security, the older variety tend to have no security. one has low-quality locks, the other has no locks. but it does have a more limited range-- so would the network ones, if you simply bought a second router and connected it to that one, instead of the router you have connected to the internet.
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Old 03-12-2019, 03:06 AM
 
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Oh okay. But like a lavelier microphone, you cannot hack the older ones, right? So this means that you would have to be pretty close to the old ones, just to listen in on them right? Wouldn't you pretty much have to be near the house to listen in?
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Old 03-12-2019, 05:16 AM
 
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Oh okay. But like a lavelier microphone, you cannot hack the older ones, right? So this means that you would have to be pretty close to the old ones, just to listen in on them right? Wouldn't you pretty much have to be near the house to listen in?
more or less.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Th...stening_device)
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Old 03-12-2019, 05:49 AM
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Well why would people want to use this technology that needs a password to be protected over the net, instead of just using old walkie talkie style monitors that do not need a password to keep from being hacked?
Maybe they want to keep an eye on their pets while they're at work or their nanny/babysitter while they're away from home? To make the monitor accessible from farther away than the house requires putting it on the Internet.
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Old 03-12-2019, 08:00 AM
 
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Not clear what is the concern here.

Are you worried that someone will apply hypnopaedia to your baby while it's in the crib?
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Old 03-12-2019, 08:51 AM
 
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Exactly this. We had this kind. I wanted to see what the range on mine was so I drove with it to the corner store. About 3-4 house away I lost the signal. But then near the corner of the street... I picked up someone ELSE'S baby monitor signal! Yep, and I could clearly see the crib in baby's room.
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Old 03-12-2019, 01:14 PM
 
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The solution is to go with wired systems rather than the cheaper easier wireless ones. Wireless "security" cameras are an even bigger danger. If you are going to use those, use them only outside of your house and not aimed at where you park.
THIS is the issue with wireless cameras at least for most of the stories you hear about them being hacked.

They come with a "default" user and pw which most people never change.

A lot of people will open them up to the internet, meaning they allow outside connections into their home wifi and onto their cameras. This is because they themselves want to check their cameras when they are not home. Hackers scan ip's/ports all day long. That's how they find vulnerabilities. When they find something they can actually connect to, like a home camera, they try the known passwords and bingo.

Solution: Change your default login.
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Old 03-12-2019, 01:24 PM
 
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Well in that video, the parents said they decided not to use a baby monitor anymore because of it. Let's say you only wanted to use the baby monitor while at home though and did not care to use of it over the internet. Would it be possible to make the baby monitor's radio signal so weak that it couldn't possibly be picked up by anyone outside the house? I have a cordless house phone for example, but as soon as I get five feet from my front door, it cuts out. Why does the signal have to be so strong when it just goes from one bedroom to another, just a few feet away?
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Old 03-12-2019, 01:24 PM
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They come with a "default" user and pw which most people never change.

A lot of people will open them up to the internet, meaning they allow outside connections into their home wifi and onto their cameras. This is because they themselves want to check their cameras when they are not home. Hackers scan ip's/ports all day long. That's how they find vulnerabilities. When they find something they can actually connect to, like a home camera, they try the known passwords and bingo.

Solution: Change your default login.
This picture explains it well.

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