The story follows a TV reporter and her cameraman as they accompany emergency workers into a building and are quickly locked inside with the horror within.was a new take on a (pardon the pun) decaying genre.There’re the simple intercom style baby monitors that are walkie talkies with a baby bear logo on the box.And then there’re the somewhat newfangled Internet-enabled baby monitors that integrate with your smartphone via your wireless router.There’s nothing more stomach-churning than the thought that your baby’s room isn’t completely safe from intruders.
There are two major kinds of baby monitors out there.
Video baby monitor hacking stories get lots of airplay on local news and instantly forwarded to me by my older relatives. For instance, I do have a Post-it covering the webcam on my laptop.
What’s different about these stories is that the risks they identify are real. (Seriously, when are they going to put little plastic shutters on these by default? But my position on baby monitors is this: Once you understand how hackers get into baby monitors and webcams, you can make a more informed decision on whether or not the security risks are worth the convenience.
I have a problem with a lot of the way the media covers these stories.
They are more clickbait than cautionary tales, and the advice they offer is cursory at best.