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8 in 10 Internet-connected baby monitors receive 'F' grade for security flaws

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    Despite the negative and wide spread publicity around baby monitor hacks, sadly you shouldn’t expect an end to baby cam hacker stories any time soon. Today Rapid7 publicly disclosed 10 new vulnerabilities in baby monitors made by nine different manufacturers. On a grading scale, eight of the 10 Internet-connected baby monitors scored an “F” and one received a “D” grade.

    If you were curious about some redactions in the slides during Mark Stanislav’s “The Hand that Rocks the Cradle: Hacking IOT Baby Monitors” presentation at Def Con’s IOT Village, it was due to several new vulnerabilities he uncovered. Stanislav and Tod Beardsley have published a hacking IOT case study on baby monitors (pdf).

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