Internet cameras for baby monitors: hacker targets

Internet cameras for baby monitors: hacker targets

Postby burnt fare on Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:42 pm

Surprise-most cameras are vulnerable to hackers because many consumers of the Internet cameras do not register their purchase nor apply patches sent by e-mail. Would you like a stranger yelling at your sleeping child? Better yet, protect your child by unplugging the Internet camera. Spare the child the wi-fi exposure.
http://blog.sfgate.com/sfmoms/2014/04/29/hacker-taps-into-baby-monitor-shouts-at-sleeping-infant/
While hackers can view your baby through your camera, they can also steal your email and Wi-Fi credentials, run malicious software to attack other devices on your home network or just use the camera as a malware distribution device, Sheykan warns. And they can do this all without you knowing. “If you aren’t aware of the threat, you wouldn’t find any traces,” Sheykan says.

How can consumers protect themselves? Your best option is to not hook your camera up to the Internet, but if you must be sure to register the device and keep up with security updates. Also, update your Wi-Fi password and the camera password.
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Re: Internet cameras for baby monitors: hacker targets

Postby guitarblues on Fri May 02, 2014 8:24 pm

When I read about things like this that can invade one's privacy in a residence, I feel like there are social provocations to living in society. Almost want to live away from others but to live in a rural area without Internet requires a self-sufficiency that is not for everyone.
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