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August 21, 2013

That baby monitor can be hacked

Baby monitoring gadgets are popular among modern families allow parents to unobtrusively check-in on their infants. These surveillance systems provide delightful moments of slumbering cute-ness - until they get hacked.

Baby monitoring gadgets are popular among modern families allow parents to unobtrusively check-in on their infants. These surveillance systems provide delightful moments of slumbering cute-ness - until they get hacked.

A couple in Houston recently made ABC News headlines when a hacker hijacked the video monitor in their daughter's room. The parents reported hearing a stranger's voice over the monitor uttering profane and sexually explicit phrases.

As more and more household items get "smarter" they introduce a potential security vulnerability - some even beyond hacking. Thieves could gain valuable information over a baby monitoring system. Be it baby monitors or Bluetooth enabled toilets, manufacturers should do more to protect consumers.

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