Moms hacked cams
Here comes several ways for you to tell if your security camera, baby monitor, nanny cam, etc. Your surveillance cameras, and webcams can be hacked in several ways.
Lack of elementary security features, using default settings and simple passwords, and security camera hack apps all result in cameras and baby monitors, webcams being accessed by hackers.
University of Houston IT expert Mary Dickerson says unfortunately it’s quite common.“If you don’t change the default password settings, they’re the same for everyone who bought one of those devices,” Dickerson said.
“That means there are thousands of people around the world who know what you user ID and password is.” She says the best thing you can do is to make sure you have a secure password that is only accessible to members of your household.
After looking at the app, they eventually came across what appeared to be a livestream of a little girl's room in Houston.As it turned out, the security cameras she'd installed in her daughter's room to keep them safe had been hacked and the footage had been uploaded on the internet to livestream. People are watching my kids in their home, dressing, sleeping, playing," Jennifer said.Shelby Ivie, another mother who lives in Oregon, stumbled upon the feed by accident last weekend.It didn’t take long for the Houston mother to find out her daughters’ pink room was on display for the entire world to see.“I have cameras to protect my kids and I kind of feel like we failed them,” the mother said. We actually put them in harm’s way.” She immediately turned off the camera system, but she has no clue how many people viewed the live stream of her daughter’s room, or for how long it was up online.She believes someone hacked into her system as her daughters played a video game.“Never did I dream that they would be getting into our camera system, into our internet,” the mother said.