A baby monitor called the iBaby Monitor M6S that allows parents to keep an eye on their children through the use of a video camera and their phone is vulnerable to hacking, researchers from Bitdefender found.
Working with PCMag, researchers discovered vulnerabilities in the device that could allow attackers to access your saved pics or videos, view live video and grab your personal information. The findings highlight the security issues that could come with using a baby monitor, raising concerns about whether companies like iBaby are doing enough to spot these problems before the device is released to parents.
In one instance, hackers could exploit “a secret key and an access ID key” used by the baby monitor’s camera. “The problem is that the two keys don’t just give the monitor access to your own cloud data; they let you see everyone’s data,” PCMag reported. That means hackers could stream video, take screenshots, record video, or play music if they obtained the right credentials.
The researchers alerted iBaby of the security issues and gave them 90 days to fix these problems, but the company reportedly never responded. Bitdefender researchers said in a blog post on Wednesday they decided to publish their research “in order to patch or mitigate” the issues they found with the device.
iBaby didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
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