Camera Hack: Mom Finds Live Stream of Young Daughters' Bedroom Online
A Houston mother is warning all parents after discovering that hackers had infiltrated the surveillance cameras in her young daughters' bedroom.
A live stream of the bedroom of her 8-year-old twin daughters made its way online through an app called Live Camera Viewer for IP Cams.
The mother said an Oregon woman saw the live stream and posted on a Houston Facebook page in an effort to alert the family.
The camera systems allow parents to stream the feed through their home WI-FI, then keep an eye on their kids at all times through a device or phone.
But tech experts warn that the video systems can be vulnerable if the proper precautions are not taken.
The mom believes the hacker was able to gain access by figuring out the family's IP address while her daughters played online video games.
"Never did I dream that they would be getting into our camera system, into our internet," the mother said.
Experts warn the devices come with a default password that should be immediately changed to something more secure.
It's unclear how long the video feed was streaming online. The family has since changed the passwords and shut off the cameras.
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