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Old 08-13-2013, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Baby Monitor Hacking Alarms Houston Parents - ABC News
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:56 PM
 
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That is so creepy. I never used a baby monitor, but know plenty of people who have.
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Old 08-13-2013, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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If these parents were so distraught I have to wonder why they didn't report this to the police?
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Old 08-13-2013, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Wherever life takes me.
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I find it hilarious solely because the child is deaf.
Now the dude knows he just wasted his time trying to screw with a deaf child.
What a moron...
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Old 08-13-2013, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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"Controlling the camera"?? How do they know this?

I don't believe for a second that anyone "hacked" their baby monitor. Monitors often pick up signals from other monitors, CB radios, and "walkie talkies."

Do people not know that baby monitors operate on radio frequencies?? It's basically a transmitter that works on a fixed FM frequency.

Anyone nearby with a scanner can hear everything that goes on in that room.
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Old 08-13-2013, 05:53 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I used to use a baby monitor when I lived in a condo and it picked up the telephone conversations of the people living two floors below me and another family a few doors down. I found out way more about them than I cared to know!
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:13 PM
 
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Our baby monitor has a camera mounted that you can control over wifi. Do people still use those old radio monitors? Do they even make them anymore?
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Originally Posted by Wmsn4Life View Post

I don't believe for a second that anyone "hacked" their baby monitor. Monitors often pick up signals from other monitors, CB radios, and "walkie talkies."


This. We used to get walkie talkies when we went on vacation to amusement parks (before cell phones) and we would often listen in on other people's conversations. It was fun. We once made a friend.
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:14 PM
 
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Any camera that broadcasts it's video can be tapped into.

This is widely known. Solution? Don't put a camera inside your house that's live and broadcasting any signals of any kind.

Tons and Tons of Security Cameras Are Wide Open to Hackers
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:15 PM
 
Location: here
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We got accidental interference on ours once. We could hear someone's phone conversation. I don't understand the "controlling the camera" part of it. It is 10 years old now and still works fine. We still use it when one of the kids is sick.
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