Baby monitor can easily be hacked, cybersecurity firm warns

Inside a Mi-Cam baby monitor. Photo: SEC Consult. Inside a Mi-Cam baby monitor.

February 23, 2018 11:05 AM

A cybersecurity company is warning parents to stop using a miSafes baby monitor after it uncovered "critical security vulnerabilities."

SEC Consult discovered that Mi-Cam's HD baby monitors, manufactured by Chinese company miSafes, have "critical security vulnerabilities" that allow an attacker to easily take over an existing account.

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One vulnerability allows hackers to easily gain access to the camera by requesting a missing password.

Forbes reports the cybersecurity company reached out to miSafes multiple times in the last few months but allegedly did not receive any responses.

SEC Consult estimates that Mi-Cam has more than 52,000 users, according to the recent report.


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