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By SweetJeebus - / Thursday 4 April 2019 04:00 /
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By  jbuckets_404  |  36

Alas, very few "Smart," residential WiFi-linked devices (part of the IoT "realm") eg, surveillance cameras, Tesla/ other OEM late-model automobiles, & TVs - have decent over-the-air security to prevent eavesdropping/ hacking ...

nor have OEMs even made it POSSIBLE to update its software/ firmware.

WiFi baby monitors - INCL. video-transmitting versions! - are well-known in the IT security field, etc. as NOT having ANY such security built-in. :-(

The cheaper the item (relative to its competitors or OEM product line), the less probability of being WiFi secure - ESP. if said security isn't even listed anywhere on the packaging or in the documentation. :-(

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  sietseld  |  12

Not true! The non wifi ones actually search out a signal and can be easy to connect with any monitor within a certain range of distance. It’s not “hacking” but it can be very simple for any nearby person to connect and see/hear what you are doing.

By  Traveling_Book  |  7

You gotta be a real sick bastard to hack a baby monitor. Hearing more and more about things like this happening like some family had their home security system hacked and were terrorized. What good does all of this technology do us if it’s so vulnerable?

By  jbuckets_404  |  36

Alas, very few "Smart," residential WiFi-linked devices (part of the IoT "realm") eg, surveillance cameras, Tesla/ other OEM late-model automobiles, & TVs - have decent over-the-air security to prevent eavesdropping/ hacking ...

nor have OEMs even made it POSSIBLE to update its software/ firmware.

WiFi baby monitors - INCL. video-transmitting versions! - are well-known in the IT security field, etc. as NOT having ANY such security built-in. :-(

The cheaper the item (relative to its competitors or OEM product line), the less probability of being WiFi secure - ESP. if said security isn't even listed anywhere on the packaging or in the documentation. :-(

By  TxKitten79  |  9

Not necessarily a hack. My husband told me a story of hearing a man speaking to his (my husband's) daughter on the baby monitor shortly after moving into a new house. Turns out a neighbor had an infant with the same name as his daughter, using the same brand baby monitor. But... stop using the monitor just in case.

By  pscool  |  11

Watch out burglars hack into these devices so they can learn your schedule and confirm when you’re not home so they can break into your house and rob you!