October 11, 2019 by freemexy
How to protect your baby monitor from being hacked
Hackers use home cameras to spy on you
Last month, cybercriminals hacked into a baby monitor. Strange noises in the middle of the night woke the young family up. They then heard a stranger's voice threatening to kidnap their newborn baby.
How to protect yourself
Before you buy a home camera, ask yourself ‘Do I really really need it?.' It's becoming fashionable to have ‘smart' homes and buy tons of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, but do you really need a coffee maker that you could control from your smartphone? Most IoT devices have very basic software no firewalls or antiviruses, which means that they present many security risks.
It appears that multiple Nest camera hacks have influenced people as they are becoming more vigilant and privacy-oriented. Google said that it was an error on their part and that the microphone isn't turned on by default.