How you can protect your privacy from home camera hackers

14 Décembre, 2019, 00:50 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • How you can protect your privacy from home camera hackers

The hackers even managed to gain control of her Ring doorbell to make it appear that they were outside her home. Across the country, some homeowners are learning that the very devices they'd purchased to beef up on security are themselves causing them to feel unsafe.

In spite of every little thing, the extra net-connected devices you are going to want to your station, the extra likely you are to be hacked. "I got notified 20 minutes ago that he's been trying to access them again", he said, referring to a hacker trying to access his four Ring cameras.

Smart devices are all the rage for holiday gift giving but technology experts warn those smart locks, lights, and cameras can give crooks an open door to your home if not properly secured.

In September, a couple in the USA was left stunned when a hacker broke into their connected home and started talking to them via camera, played vulgar music on the video system in the living room and even turned thermostat to 90 degrees Fahrenheit (over 32 degrees Celsius). "The fact that the person was watching and we don't know for how long is even scarier". Later, "I'm Santa Claus!"

A family in Florida was recently targeted by a hacker who triggered the home alarm system before shouting racial slurs over the Ring microphone.

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"He's like, 'What are you talking about?'"

"First, what happened I was in the hallway I thought it was my sister because I hear music", Alyssa said. "I did the exact opposite of adding another security measure", she told The Washington Post.

Ashley LeMay told CNN affiliate WMC that she had installed the camera in her daughters' room so she could watch it as she worked on her overnight care shifts.

Peters said it only takes one unlocked device for a hacker to take over. The family shut off the device after removing the batteries from the camera. "Our security team has investigated this incident and we have no evidence of an unauthorized intrusion or compromise of Ring's systems or network", the statement read. Yes, In the United States of America the well-known security camera maker companies cameras are getting hacked very easily by password only.

Ring says hackers "often re-use credentials stolen or leaked from one service on other services". If you are also using any kind of security camera you should put two-factor authentication or just try to keep a unique username and password.

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