How to keep Internet camera hackers away from your home

In 2019, an eight-year-old girl in the US was harassed by a stranger through her room's hacked Ring security camera. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM YOUTUBE
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SINGAPORE - Internet home security cameras were in the spotlight in December last year when dozens of United States customers launched a class action lawsuit against popular smart camera-maker Ring after they were harassed by people who hacked into their devices.

Some hackers allegedly issued death warnings, threatened sexual assault and spewed racial slurs through the victims' smart cameras from Ring, which is owned by tech giant Amazon.

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