Security flaws persist in baby monitors


In 2018, a South Carolina woman realised her FREDI video baby monitor had been hacked when the camera began panning across the room to the spot where she breastfed her son. A 2015 study conducted by Rapid7 found that baby monitors have a number of vulnerabilities that are both easily exploited and long-ago solved for modern computers. Consumers eager to avoid these problems should either avoid buying monitors with internet connections or look for manufacturers that are known to fix security problems when they arise, and to change default user names and passwords.

Writer: Camila Domonoske

Publication: NPR

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