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Mum claims her family is being spied on by hackers through her baby monitor.

Perth mum, Katie McMurray, purchased a baby monitor with her partner, Sean Johnson, to keep an eye on their three-month-old daughter, Chelsea.

The monitor allows them to watch their baby through a phone app, but when Ms McMurray was changing her daughter’s nappy on Tuesday she saw the camera follow her around the room, according to 7 News.

While Katie changed her daughter’s nappy, she noticed the camera iris move and turn to track her every move.

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“I feel like we buy these things to make sure our kids are safe, and then you don’t know who is watching,” her partner Sean said.

She said she was ‘shocked, (it) really made me quite sick’.

‘Be careful, she warned, anyone could be looking at your children,’ Ms McMurray said.

The couple thought they had been cautious by setting a password for both the camera and their home internet, but they believe a hacker was able to bypass them.

Cyber experts warn any internet applications accessed through home wi-fi carry a risk. “Anything that’s on the internet has a particular ‘footprint’ which can be traced.”

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  • Scary, but not exactly new information.

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  • I love my monitor – it has a screen. No wifi so no hackers I’m assuming and one less thing to look at my phone for.

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  • We have an old school monitor that was given to us but we’ve never needed it. Mum always told me you can hear them, and she’s right. Money saved through mother instinct.

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  • Creepy. I never used a monitor. I think they’re unsafe for a whole bunch of other reasons.

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  • wow that is scary and creepy. I wondered where the article was going with that title! – I am glad that the baby is safe and hope the parents resort back to the traditional style monitors where you just hear bub in the bed.

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  • That’s creepy ! Wouldn’t want to have a baby monitor with internet applications acessed through home wi-fi at home.

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  • I am glad that I never used thee things. I did buy one for my son with his first child, he was glad it was a sound one only and could not see things. That was not because of hacking but from friends who said that they can be worrying as you see things that can scare them.

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  • Thank goodness mine is just a simple one- no internet access needed. That’s scary!


    • I had the same one as you and I loved it.

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  • I love my baby monitor, no apps, just a camera and a parent monitor. Keep it simple

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  • Unfortunately, the more advanced technology becomes, the easier it becomes for cyber thieves to steal or spy … photos, identities, personal details …. it has become increasingly dangerous!

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  • I think technology is just becoming too advanced. A good old fashioned baby monitor with no apps is all you need and they can come with video too without having wifi, etc.

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  • Now a days we have to be on guard all the time.
    Scary stuff.

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  • i have heard of people being able to do this to the monitors. But i wonder if hers was motion activated so that it would track her around the room? smart tech

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  • It sounds very scary when you think about it!

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  • The internet can leave a lot of people vulnerable. That’s pretty scary.

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