How safe do you think your devices are from hackers when you’re at home?
You’d think it’s the safest place where privacy is a god-given gift, right? Well, research says you’re wrong. Hackers are innovative, persistent, and won’t back down easily. If they set their eyes on attacking you, you will get attacked.
Your phone’s turned off so you’re probably safe?
Think again. Even your baby monitors aren’t excused from the sly hands of these hackers. Find out below what other devices are vulnerable to attacks:
Every device comes with a default password, which is why it’s imperative that you change this immediately after purchase. This is what happened in 2014 when Russian hackers managed to get into home security cameras and even baby monitors, and posted the videos online.
How? Below are just three of the many ways hackers can spy and steal from you:
IP-streaming cameras – Videos are streamed to an IP address using web-connected cameras.
Foscam – Foscam is a world leading home security IP camera provider. Their .54 version does not require a log-in to gain access to the feed.
TRENDnet – TRENDnet sparred with the FTC after transmitting user login credentials over the Internet. To date, there are still hundreds of their cameras that are very vulnerable to attacks.
Remote Administration Tools (RATs) – RATS basically lets you give another person access to your device. Normally used for tech support where your system is accessed by a more technical personnel to help you out with any system problems.