A hacker managed to communicate through a strangers wifi-connected baby monitor - via BBC News:
A hacker was able to shout abuse at a two-year-old child by exploiting a vulnerability in a camera advertised as an ideal “baby monitor”.
ABC News revealed how a couple in Houston, Texas, heard a voice saying lewd comments coming from the camera, made by manufacturer Foscam.
Vulnerabilities in Foscam products were exposed in April, and the company issued an emergency fix.
Foscam said it was unable to provide a statement at this time.
However, a UK-based reseller told the BBC it would contact its entire customer database to remind them “the importance in setting a password to their cameras”.
The spokesman added that it would be urging Foscam’s head office - based in Shenzhen, China - to send out a memo to all its resellers suggesting they too contact their customers.
ABC reported that Marc Gilbert and wife Lauren were left shaken when they heard a “British or European accent” coming from the camera.
Mr Gilbert said the voice directed offensive, sexualised words at their daughter Allyson, who was asleep in bed.