Terrifying: Stranger Hacks Texas Family’s Baby Monitor, Speaks to Little Girl
by Fox News Insider// Aug 14 2013 // 11:28am
As seen on America's Newsroom
This is sure to be the creepiest story you'll hear all day. A hacker apparently took control of a Texas family’s baby monitor, giving the stranger access to the little girl’s bedroom.
According to her parents, they heard the man saying the little girl’s name, Allyson, and calling her a “little s---.” He was also able to turn the camera-enabled monitor around so as to get a better look at the room.
Allyson’s father Marc Gilbert said, “As a father, I’m supposed to protect her against people like this. So, it’s a little embarrassing to say the least but it’s not going to happen again.”
Former Detective John Lucich joined America’s Newsroom to describe just how something like this could happen. “According to some of the experts who looked at this case, they felt that somebody came through the wireless and that is the scariest part of this case. Because when someone comes through your internet connection, they could be anywhere in the world. When they are coming through your wireless, they have to be within range of your house, so most likely this pervert was within 500 feet of the house.”
Parents can help safe guard their homes by having strong wireless passwords and by not broadcasting their SSIDs, according to Lucich.
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