Hackers hacked a Foscam Baby Monitor

Computerworld has the story:

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2878741/hacker-hijacks-wireless-foscam-baby-monitor-talks-and-freaks-out-nanny.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter#tk.rss_all

foscamimage   We have posted about this before Jun11, 2014 http://oversitesentry.com/what-if-your-new-gadget-gets-hacked-even-your-countertop-or-toilet/

The creepy hacker said some words to the nanny and caused the nanny to turn off the webcam.

There seems to be a sad theme here

as well as our post(Nov16) of regular webcams (not just babycams)

http://oversitesentry.com/change-default-passwords-online-cams/

webcamsinsecure

It seems it is too hard to change the default password for people.

 

Here is the Foscam manual: http://foscam.us/downloads/FI8910W%20User%20Manual.pdf

Here is part of the problem  (from manual):

User
: The default username of the camera is admin. You will need to put in the correct administrator username in order to change the network configuration.
Password
: The default password of the camera is left blank; do not enter any characters in this field. You will need to put the correct password in order to change the network configuration.
So any hacker worth  2 nickels can crack this machine.
As they say make it easy to use now security will suffer.
If you have a webcam please change this password by using the manual included in this post
or call us and we can help you.
Tony Z 314-504-3974 tonyz”at”fixvirus.com
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