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 August 13, 2013  Breaches

Kashmir Hill writes:

Before I hacked a stranger’s smart home, I asked for permission. An anonymous creep who hacked a Texas family’s baby monitor was not as polite. ABC News reports that a Houston couple heard an unfamiliar voice talking to their sleeping 2-year-old daughter on Saturday night and realized that a stranger had taken control of their camera-enabled monitor.

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Looking at the footage taken by ABC News, it appears that Gilbert was using a Foscam wireless camera. That may have been the problem, as a vulnerability in that product was disclosed by security researchers just months ago in a presentation titled “To watch or to be watched: Turning your surveillance camera against you.”

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