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Warning: Baby Monitors Can Be Hacked Easily

By: Kelly Meyers

March 16, 2018

Technology is great! Instead of just listening to what's going on in our baby's room, we can now watch them on our phones with high-tech baby monitors. Cool, right? Not so much when this technology is easily hackable. 

There's a new warning out to parents about specific devices hackability. This warning came out at the end of last month about the Mi-Cam monitors. These aren't just baby monitors, but cameras people can set up to monitor their homes or pets when they are away. 

You can read the detailed warning and report here. But the warnings should go beyond the Mi Cams and include any smart device. 

Smart devices that include baby monitors, home security cameras, doorbells, and thermostats can be easily hacked according to researchers. 

"Using these devices in our lab, we were able to play loud music through a baby monitor, turn off a thermostat and turn on a camera remotely, much to the concern of our researchers who themselves use these products," According to Dr. Yossi Oren.

But can any person hack these devices easily? It takes about 30 minutes to do a web search to find passwords to gain access and also watch videos that can walk you through step by step into how to hack them.