Mom SHOCKED After Seeing Her Worst Nightmare Come True On Random Website
A Houston mother recently found herself in a situation that can only be described as a parent’s worst nightmare when saw something from inside her home posted on a website.
They were images of her twin daughters’ bedroom, and she had no idea how they got there.
It turns out that a woman from Oregon was using the smartphone app “Live Camera Viewer” when she saw images of what was obviously a girl’s bedroom. She suspected something might not be right and posted the images to a Houston Facebook page to alert the parents.
Her plan worked. The mother, who did not want to be identified, recognized the images and turned off the camera system she was using to keep an eye on her daughters. She has no idea how many people saw the girls’ room since the cameras were installed about four years ago.
She suspected hackers got into her system while her daughters played a video game.
“Never did I dream that they would be getting into our camera system, into our internet,” she told KPRC.
“I have cameras to protect my kids and I kind of feel like we failed them,” she added. “We didn’t protect them. We actually put them in harm’s way.”
Mary Dickerson, a University of Houston IT expert said it’s actually quite common for cameras to be hacked.
Dickerson said the default password settings are the same for everyone purchases one of those devices.
“That means there are thousands of people around the world who know what you user ID and password is,” she said.
She said the best thing consumers can do is to create a secure password that is known only to members of their household. She also recommended that parents could cover up their cameras when they’re not in use.
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