For several years, as the novelty of internet-linked baby monitors caught on with the general public, a number of serious security issues came to light. This led to a spate of high-profile news stories detailing how easily hackable many baby monitors were.
Since 2015, security has gotten much stronger for web-enabled baby monitors, making it much more difficult for a hacker to gain access to the device from a remote location.
Some compromised monitors were even leading to other devices connected to home networks being at risk for intrusion.
In early 2016, the New York Department of Consumer Affairs issued a subpoena to 4 baby monitor manufacturers, seeking information pertaining to their security practices.
This, along with other news reports from the previous year, shined a light onto the lax security practices employed by both manufacturers and owners.
Perhaps the biggest security enhancement that some companies have made is to require monitor owners to reset …