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When a 3-year-old boy told his parents that a stranger was talking to him at night, they were confused and concerned. After investigating, the parents were shocked by what they discovered.Sarah and Jay became worried when their son told them that he was taking to a man in his room every night.They watched the monitor in their son’s room at night, waiting to see who was talking to him…

Nobody was in the room, but suddenly they heard a voice say, “Wake up little boy, daddy’s looking for you,” according to AWM.The parents also heard the voice talking about them when they went into the room. They saw the camera moving, following their movements, but they were not in control of it.The parents quickly contacted the baby monitor company and asked what was going on.

The company told them that it is possible somebody could have hacked into the monitor. The hacker could have the ability to control the camera from their phone or computer, but there was no way to track down who was responsible or where they are located.

According to the Huffington Post, baby monitor hacking has become a problem in recent years with the rise of wi-fi connected baby monitors. There have been a number of stories similar to Sarah and Jay’s.

An Indiana mother says that she heard the song “Every Breath You Take” by The Police playing over her daughter’s baby monitor, followed by “sexual noises.”

In another incident in Texas, parents say they heard a hacker’s voice through their 2-year-old daughter’s baby monitor, calling the toddler “a moron,” among other insults.

Vikas Bhatia, a father who researched the issue while shopping for monitors for his baby, says that parents should take these incidents into consideration when shopping for baby monitors.

“The first question I would ask anyone who is buying a Wi-Fi enabled baby monitor is, ‘Do you specifically want to be able to access this monitor from outside the house?’… Most of the time, I hear, ‘No,’” Bhatia said.

Jenna Flannigan wrote in the Huffington Post that parents who do purchase Wi-Fi enabled baby monitors should be careful, making sure that the manufacturers are proactive about updating their security, and making sure that the passwords you choose are strong enough to prevent hacking. She explains that most baby monitors come with preset usernames and passwords that are sometimes able to be found through a simple Google search, and that changing the default settings to custom network names and passwords will help prevent hacking.

Flannigan also suggests regularly updating software on baby monitors to order to stay up-to-date on the latest security upgrades.

Sources: Huffington Post

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