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Even Protective Parents Can be Duped by Baby Monitor Hackers

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Hackers in Texas gained access to a couple's camera they'd been using to monitor their 2-year-old and keep her safe. Marc and Laura Gilbert heard a strange voice coming from their daughter's room -- a man who was talking to and spying on their baby girl.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Hackers in Texas gained access to a couple's camera they'd been using to monitor their 2-year-old and keep her safe. 

Marc and Laura Gilbert heard a strange voice coming from their daughter's room -- a man who was talking to and spying on their baby girl.

"Well it's kind of unnerving," says Jennifer Worley, a local mom.
 
"That is really scary," adds Mica Moffett, another local mom. "I didn't know that could happen. That's supposed to be your security to be able to hear them."
 
Marc Gilbert says he first heard a voice from down the hall, as he and his wife got closer, what it was saying got worse.
 
"He said, 'wake up, Allyson, you little (expletive).'" Soon he knew it was coming from the camera. "I see the camera move on us."
 
Gilbert immediately pulled the plug and started doing research. He believes someone hacked his router as well as the camera.
 
The person could see Allyson's name on her wall to call her by it. He now wants to warn other parents about the danger.
 
"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."
 
Parents in the Ozarks are taking note.
 
"I need to use them so, I think it's still important, you just have to be careful and maybe shut them off when they're not absolutely necessary," says Worley.
 
"I would definitely be doing more research and seeing if there were some that were hack-free." adds Moffett.
 
Computer experts suggest that you follow the security recommendations for baby monitors and cameras, double check your security passwords, and secure your home networks.
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