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baby monitor hacks: Internet-connected baby monitors allow parents to monitor a child’s crib. They seldom encrypt the video stream and they can be easily hacked because of inadequate security features. A baby monitor can also be used as an attack vector to penetrate a home’s wireless network and monitor other activity. This is a fairly simple hack made possible by finding a device on the same frequency as target device. High-end baby monitors have adjustable frequencies and people tend to use default or simple passwords.

backdoor: Typically, unauthorized hidden software or hardware mechanism used to circumvent security controls. SOURCE: ...

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