Identity Theft

Alert: Internet-connected devices can be hacked.

Recently, a Russian hacker posted online live links to more than 10,000 private cameras. They were accessible because the owners of the internet-connected devices (e.g., baby monitors, home security systems, etc.) used the default password during installation instead of creating a new password.

NBC’s The Today Show explored this unnerving event with our partner, Kroll. Watch the clip here:

 What should I do?


Change the password
if you have a device with a camera and used the default password when connecting to the internet.


Do not use the default password
assigned by the manufacturer if you will soon be setting up a new internet-connected device.


For tips on creating strong passwords read: Help Yourself to Strong Passwords.

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