Do it Yourself Security Cameras Are Being Hacked!
No, this is not just some random scare tactic, or something from a sci-fi movie… unfortunately its true…
Those cool cameras you bought online and installed yourself could actually be hacked very easiliy and instead of seeing when an intruder is in or around your home, they are now watching you in and around your home! They can see when you’re home, who is there, even watch and communicate with your children through the camera’s speaker and microphone! How scary is that??
There are verified reports of hackers threatening homeowner’s lives if they do not pay them. Another report shows a little girl talking to a hacker using the camera in her bedroom. The hacker was telling the little girl he was “her friend, Santa Claus.” Thankfully the little girl screamed for her parents instead of listening to what else he might have said next.
OK, so right now you’re thinking these people at Viper Security are using scare tactics to sell their security camera systems, right? As much as we would love to earn your business this is not how we would prefer to do it. We really want people to fully understand what they are putting in their homes. Check out this link to a Google search for Hacked Security Cameras. Scary huh??
Well, now that we have your full attention here is something more to think about… A lot of technology we place in our homes can be hacked. That voice activated thing on your shelf that listens all the time, you ask her to play music sometimes… yup that can be hacked too. Imagine someone listening to every sound in your home! How about that fridge you can see what’s inside from your phone, or that robotic vacuum cleaner… Yep, those can be hacked too! All of this technology that we connect to the Internet can be hacked if not setup correctly. The biggest offenders are the wireless technology electronics. This is why we install professional grade, hard wired cameras! They are far less likely to be hacked! For an added layer of security, our security camera systems can even run and record without any internet connection at all! Eliminating the possibility of being hacked completely.
Be careful about the technology you put in your home or business! Always use unique passwords that include upper and lower case letters, symbols, and numbers and 2-factor authentication whenever possible!