These days, home appliances are built for ultimate convenience, added security plus a few cool fun perks. While the technology is groundbreaking, the risks of having them in your home are increasingly dangerous.
For one Texas couple, installing a home appliance in their two-year-old daughter’s room meant a surprising loss of security. Using the family’s wireless system, a stranger was able to hack into the baby monitor and call out their daughter’s name through the system as she slept. The alleged hacker was able to see the daughter and the child’s name spelled out in the room using the monitor’s high-tech camera.
It’s becoming the norm for new appliances to grab consumers’ attention with camera capabilities and WiFi connection just like the couple’s monitor. And while most love the advantages that come along with these modern tools, the underlying dangers are very real. While your front door may be locked, it’s easier than ever for strangers to enter your home. Through data grabs, video cameras and the Internet, more information about you and your home are easier to access than ever.
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