How to protect your baby monitor from being hacked

St. Petersburg, Florida -- Emma was a Cincinnati baby asleep in her crib. Her mother, Heather, using her cell phone, checked the monitor in the baby's room. It was moving, and Heather wasn't doing it.

"About the time I saw it moving I also heard a voice screaming at my daughter. He was screaming, 'Wake up, baby! Wake up," said Heather Schreck.

Emma's father ran into the room. The camera turned from Emma to him. Someone had entered their home without ever setting foot inside. Their monitor and computer had been hacked, but how?

Michael Peros, a cyber spy expert, said anyone can hack a computer, including security monitors and cameras.

"They would watch the network activity and they would find an IP address with a Mac and gain access to the system with that information," said Peros.

Torrie and Albert Jasuwan live in St.Petersburg and keep an eye on their babies with a monitor. They were stunned by the Cincinnati hacking.

"It terrifies me. Literally, some child predator could be looking into my baby's crib," said Torrie.

Just like Torrie, we learned nothing is truly secure in cyberspace, but there is one big safeguard.

"Disconnect your system from the router that connects you to the Internet," said Peros.


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