Top Baby Monitors Lack Basic Security Features

Top Baby Monitors Lack Basic Security Features

A new report says some of the top baby monitors are vulnerable to basic hacking attempts

A new report says that several of the top internet-connected baby monitors lack security features, making them vulnerable to hacking.

A hacked camera could provide access to other Wi-Fi enabled devices, as well as give someone the ability to watch a baby’s every move.

Rapid7 Inc. looked at nine baby monitors made by eight different companies.

Some of the devices didn’t encrypt their data streams, while others had hidden, unchangeable passwords that are often listed online.

Of the devices tested, eight received an “F” letter grade and one received a “D” in security. Higher prices didn’t translate to better security, and typically the pricier models included more features that gave more opportunities for hacking.

About the Author

Matt Holden is an Associate Content Editor for 1105 Media, Inc. He received his MFA and BA in journalism from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He currently writes and edits for Occupational Health & Safety magazine, and Security Today.

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