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gyyy
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Posted - 05/22/2021 :  11:57:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I keep reading more and more things about smart homes that was hacked, I saw one about a smart camera that was hacked and the hacker was talking to her kid, they should not be so easy to hack.

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Tfitzpatri8
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Posted - 05/22/2021 :  12:43:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Don’t believe everything you read on the internet.

The honest articles that talk about ‘hacking’ usually point out that users didnt read or follow directions. Either they didn’t change the password from factory default or they reused a password from another site that had already been compromised.

Manufacturers have gotten a lot better in the last several years. Most now force you to set a new password and create two-factor authentication when you set them up. You don’t have to bust the budget to get expensive equipment for that, even the cheapest Wyze cams use 2FA now. Just don’t buy old equipment that has already been compromised.
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gyyy
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Posted - 05/22/2021 :  1:54:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Tfitzpatri8

Don’t believe everything you read on the internet.

The honest articles that talk about ‘hacking’ usually point out that users didnt read or follow directions. Either they didn’t change the password from factory default or they reused a password from another site that had already been compromised.

Manufacturers have gotten a lot better in the last several years. Most now force you to set a new password and create two-factor authentication when you set them up. You don’t have to bust the budget to get expensive equipment for that, even the cheapest Wyze cams use 2FA now. Just don’t buy old equipment that has already been compromised.



I kept on reading about this and it was writted by Simus they are cybersecurity company for smart devices. I actually ended up scanning my home network and it showed me some password breach because of a leak, the manufacturers may have gotten to the leak much later, I have to know right away.
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Tfitzpatri8
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Posted - 05/22/2021 :  2:13:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hold on, let me get this straight.

You let a Sith warlord, the one who trained the Dark Lord Darth Naga Sadow, into your network to scan for vulnerabilities? That doesn’t sound like a good idea at all. 😅

We haven’t seen you in this forum before your recommendation today. What brings you by? Are you affiliated with that group?

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