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Baby Monitors

Heather and Adam Schreck were woken up by a man's voice on their baby monitor. He was screaming for the baby to wake up and the camera image was moving. Adam ran into the baby's room and no one was there, but they later figured out they were hacked. So creepy. This isn’t the first time this has happened and it probably won’t be the last. That said, there are steps parents can take to secure their monitors. Registering their products, using firewalls, and differentiating the passwords for wireless networks and monitors are among the safety steps that can be taken.

Slacker can’t think of anything more terrifying than this. This monitor is pretty crazy. There’s a camera, microphone, and a speaker all in one. You can talk to your baby through your phone so you don’t have to get out of bed to comfort them. The only bad thing about that is the fact people can hack it because it is over the internet. On his kids’ monitors you could hear other people’s conversations through other baby monitors. He wasn’t used to the baby monitors at the time when his son was born. They had Christmas at their house. His wife heard the baby cry over the monitor and they both went to check on the baby. One thing lead to another and they were hooking up over the monitor. And their entire family heard everything.

Steve says this is very creepy and just weird.

What is your crazy baby monitor story?

Signed,

Intern Nikki

(Photo courtesy Flickr.com)
 


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