Flaw in Some Baby Monitors Allows Viewing by Hackers

Computer-security firm Rapid7 Inc. tested nine popular Internet-connected baby monitors and found that three had major flaws allowing a hacker to view images from anywhere, even if the device owner followed good security procedures. All nine monitors had some kind of security problem, the researchers said. “We think we have a good picture of what security looks like in this market, and there are all kinds of failures,” said Mark Stanislav, a senior security consultant with Rapid7 who conducted the tests.