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Cheap baby monitors and security cameras – widespread flaw allows remote viewing

Date 22 Feb 2021
Category Privacy
Posted By Brittany Day
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New research highlights that cheap baby monitor and security camera vendors prioritize convenience over user security and privacy, building a highly insecure ‘convenience’ feature that allows anyone to remotely view unencrypted video streams into their products.


A new report from Safety Detectives emphasises that cheap baby monitors and security cameras have inbuilt flaws that the vendors will never fix. The flaw allows anyone to remotely view unencrypted video streams.

Yes, we have reported recently on the billions of cheap generic video doorbells and security cameras – it is scary, especially if you have one. This new report exposes that hundreds of millions of cheap baby monitors and security cameras have an intentional ‘convenience’ feature that is a huge security flaw.

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