Cyber-intruder hacks baby monitor, screams at child

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on April 29, 2014 at 8:36 AM

CINCINNTI, Ohio -- Baby monitors are supposed to help parents know their child is safe and sound but a hacker undid all of that for an Ohio couple. Adam and Heather Schreck said they felt violated after they discovered a stranger managed to hack into their baby monitor.

Heather Schreck said she heard a man's voice in the middle of the night, so she checked the baby monitor camera with her cell phone.  The camera monitoring her ten-month-old's bedroom was moving by itself - and a voice was yelling at the baby.
   
 "About the time I saw it moving, and I also heard a voice again start screaming at my daughter,” said Schreck. He was screaming, 'wake up baby. Wake up baby,' and then just a long ‘aaaaahhhh’ screaming at her, I guess trying to wake her up."
   
Adam Schreck ran into the baby's room and unplugged the camera.
   
Tech experts say wireless cameras can open a door directly into your home. They recommend changing your Wi-Fi and camera passwords, but to make sure the password for each is different.

Experts also urge people to stay up-to-date on software security updates.

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