Have you installed one or more WiFi security cameras to protect your home and family from intruders?
If so, it’s extremely important to protect your camera(s) with a password that’s both strong and unique.
If you’ve been watching the news of late you know there have been several very disturbing reports of hackers using compromised passwords to access cameras made by Ring and other manufacturers.
The hackers are using those compromised cameras to spy on, terrify and even extort the owners and their family members in some extremely disturbing ways.
Here’s a short video from ABC News that shows a few examples:
Pretty scary stuff, right?
Well, the good news is these hacks aren’t taking place because of flawed software or hardware.
Truth be told, these breaches occur when users either choose weak passwords or use the same password to protect their cameras that they use for all of their other accounts.
Using weak passwords makes it easier for hackers to use malicious software to “guess” the password that’s protecting your camera(s).
And reusing the same password for multiple accounts makes it easy for hackers to break into ALL of your accounts if they manage to steal their common password.
Luckily, it’s very easy to avoid both of these situations simply by choosing passwords that are both unique and extremely secure.
This post explains how to choose a password that’s extremely secure, yet easy to remember.
Bottom line: When installing a WiFi security camera it’s very important to take the time to set it up correctly.
And whatever you do, be sure to use a strong and unique password to prevent hackers from gaining access to it!
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