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New York Department of Consumer Affairs investigates connected baby monitor hacks

January 29, 2016 - Uncategorized

The internet of things is upon us, but what’s mostly left behind when we’re talking about the novelty of connected devices is just how secure, or vulnerable they really are. Following numerous reports of hacked devices being used to scream at — or play profane noises for — children, New York’s Department of Consumer affairs has launched an investigation into the baby monitor companies and their security protocols. According to a statement by New York DCA commissioner Julie Menin: Video monitors are intended to give parents peace of mind when they are away from their children, but the reality is…

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