Thursday, September 3, 2015

Researcher gives baby monitors an 'F' in cybersecurity

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A new report by a Rapid7 security consultant claims a slew of baby monitors can be hacked – which could offer potential attackers a way to snoop on people’s homes.
A new report claims a wide array of Internet-connected baby monitors do not have basic cybersecurity protections that would prevent outside hackers from accessing video feeds into unsuspecting people’s homes.

The report released Wednesday by Mark Stanislav, a senior security consultant at the information security firm Rapid7 tested baby cameras from eight different manufacturers and gives all but one failing grades. The other monitor’s letter grade wasn’t much better – a “D.”

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