FREDI Baby Monitor

FREDI Baby Monitor

Review date: Nov. 1, 2018

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Mozilla says

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People voted: Super creepy
Baby cameras are nice. They let Moms and Dads keep an eye on the little one while they do other things. The flip side is, you have a camera in the room with your baby capturing all those special and not-so-special moments. That gets creepy real fast when the baby camera--as this one does--has a history of being easily hacked, uses a default password of "123", and doesn't have a privacy policy we could find from the manufacturer. Baby cameras are nice, this one doesn't seem to be.

What could happen if something goes wrong?

This product does a seemingly poor job protecting privacy and security. There is a lot of anecdotal evidence out there demonstrating these baby cameras are regularly and routinely hacked. Potentially, someone could access the video feed during private moments and spy on your family.
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Can it snoop on me? information

Camera

Device: Yes

App: Yes

Microphone

Device: Yes

App: Yes

Tracks location

Device: No

App: No

What can be used to sign up?

What data does the company collect?

How does the company use this data?

How can you control your data?

What is the company’s known track record of protecting users’ data?

Average

Can this product be used offline?

Can’t Determine

User-friendly privacy information?

N/A

Links to privacy information

  • No privacy policy.

Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards? information

No

Encryption

No

Strong password

No

The default password for this baby camera is "123". Not a strong password at all.

Security updates

No

Manages vulnerabilities

No

Privacy policy

No

We could not find a privacy policy for this product. That raises a huge red flag.

Does the product use AI? information

Can’t Determine

Is this AI untrustworthy?

Can’t Determine

What kind of decisions does the AI make about you or for you?

Is the company transparent about how the AI works?

Can’t Determine

Does the user have control over the AI features?

Can’t Determine


News

Another baby monitor camera hacked
CSOnline
The latest baby monitor hacking incident involves a $34 FREDI wireless baby camera monitor. The hacked device was used to spy on a mother and her baby.
True Story: The Case of a Hacked Baby Monitor
SEC Consult
Some time ago, a case about a hacked baby monitor made the news in the US. A mother claimed someone had taken control over the device and surveilled her baby. SEC Consult investigated the issue at a technical level.

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