Beware - your wifi camera is at risk of being hacked

Earlier this year the New York Daily News reported that a couple in Ohio were terrified by hackers when they heard an unknown male voice in their home, shouting: "Wake up, baby."

Their baby-monitoring camera had been hacked and was being controlled externally.

You might not be the only ones watching your baby as hackers can gain access to footage in homes through internet-protocol cameras, which can send and view surveillance videos over the net using a browser.

There is a website which shows real-time footage from such cameras from all over the world, such as this page of South African cameras:

Many people have these systems installed, but do replace the default password with a unique one, and as a result, leave themselves open to hackers.

Andre Snyman, the founder of eBlockwatch, spoke to Kieno Kammies about the possible implications of not securing your monitoring system.

*Note - it was decided to not reveal the internet site on which the footage is accessible

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