WA mother is warning parents to check their baby monitors after a major security breach in her device.
Mandurah mum, Edana Day, 27, purchased a new wireless Uniden monitor yesterday so her FIFO partner could stay connected to their eight-month-old daughter.
The product allows parents to view their child on a smartphone from anywhere in the world with a QR code and generic password.
The mum was shocked when she checked on her daughter through the app to find a stranger’s bedroom on the screen.
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“I logged in through what the instructions told me to and it wasn’t my daughter’s bedroom,” she told 9News.
“It was somebody else’s bedroom.”
The mum is now too scared to use any camera system
“I don’t know if someone can see my daughter’s room now, I don’t feel safe using this product,” she said.
“I don’t know if anyone around the world can log in and see my daughter’s bedroom.
“That’s my daughter’s bedroom, I feel sick.”
Technology expert Ben Aylett said there could be serious consequences if the system ended up in the wrong hands.
“This is horrifying. It’s very scary when this sort of thing happens,” Mr Aylett said.
“This is just simply through misconfiguration.
“Other reasons why this might happen is the code might have some sort of error in it.
“This does happen from time to time.”
Uniden refused to discuss with 9News whether they’ve had any similar cases and wouldn’t comment on this incident without reviewing the product first.
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