A South Carolina mom just shared a horrific story on Facebook after discovering that her baby monitor had been hacked.
Last week, Jamie Summitt purchased a FREDI Wi-Fi connected baby monitor from Amazon, thinking it would be a good idea for her husband Kevin to have access to the monitor when he was at work. After only a few days of using the monitor, however, Jamie noticed something very strange…
“This afternoon I had the app pulled up and was watching Noah sleep in the bassinet in our room. I was in the living room with the only two people who had access (or so I thought) to the monitor. All of a sudden I noticed out of the corner of my eye that the camera was moving…and it was panning over to our bed. The exact spot that I breastfeed my son every day. Once the person watching realized I was not in bed, he panned back over to Noah asleep in his bassinet.
My heart immediately sank into my stomach. I realized that this morning the camera was facing our bed when I had last left it facing away from our bed and over at Noah in his bassinet. Occasionally Kevin would check in on us while at work to see how the baby was sleeping. I assumed this was the case but Kevin informed me he had not accessed the app all day…”
“I feel so violated. This person has watched me day in and day out in the most personal and intimate moments between my son and I. I am supposed to be my sons protector and have failed miserably. I honestly don’t ever want to go back into my own bedroom,” she commented.
She threw away the baby monitor and felt the need to share her story in order to warn other parents of the danger of wi-fi connected baby monitors.
Since the increased popularity of the new devices, security experts have been warning about how easy they are to hack, and now recommend parents only buy baby monitors with FHSS encription.