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Hackers took full control of this family's nanny cam

Hackers took full control of this family's nanny cam
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You got your wireless IP "nanny cam" to keep your infant safe. But now we know hackers can easily take over your camera to watch your baby or any room in your house. In fact, I've warned you about the dangers of Foscam baby monitors before. This isn't the first time the cameras have been hacked and I'm sure it's not the last.

A couple in Rochester, Minnesota are the latest victims.

"We were sleeping in bed, and basically heard some music coming from the nursery, but then when we went into the room the music turned off," said the Rochester mother who chose to remain anonymous.

After some investigation, the couple was able to track the IP address that had hacked into their Foscam and found that the intruder watching their baby on a live stream was in Amsterdam.

The family also found a site that the Amsterdam IP address had a link. That link had thousands of photos and live streams that access Foscams across the entire globe. And these feeds aren't just of nurseries. They are of living rooms, bedrooms and kitchens, too, and hackers have free reign over which cam they want to access.

It's scary to say the least, but Foscam has issued updates to fix the security holes, and stresses the fact that their users need to make sure their firmware is updated and change their default password. It also wouldn't hurt to have a strong and difficult-to-guess password. Click here for my tips on how to do so.

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Source: KTTC
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