Is someone trying to hack my camera?

i had some password issues last week like my password was being changed so i decided to set-up the two-factor authorization with my phone. well last night i got a text with a wyze code, like someone was trying to hack my camera. i mean that’s scary/creepy/invasive. any thoughts? tips? ideas on what this is? i’m praying it’s just a bug. and not a person.

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No, never happened and o have 15 in use.

so then someone was probably trying to get into it?

Hello @bootsbabie3 Although this is rare in most cases, there is always a possibility that someone could try to access your account. Best practice is to make strong passwords with a mix of upper and lower case letters, numbers, and symbols. (Simple Example: K6%muC87?qTb30!xgR)

Also, if you haven’t changed your password after this occurrence, I would do so immediately, and make sure to store your password in a safe place. :slightly_smiling_face:

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i’ve changed it again and the two-factor authentication is on. what a scary thing. thank you!

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Yes, it is scary. You’re welcome! :slightly_smiling_face:

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Glad you changed your password and have two-factor authorization set up BEFORE the attempt to hack!

Wish everyone was as smart and careful as you!

In this day and age, everyone should assume that hackers are going to attempt to hack and you should make sure everything is locked up tight. With two-factor set up, you have nothing to worry about. Glad it worked for you … and I’m glad WYZE set up the service for its customers.

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I had that happen to me I changed my passwords several times. I have 2 step authorization . Somes it takes hours for the code send back to me.

like someone hacked your camera and changed your password? omg.

Seems the 2FA was working and stopped people from logging into your account.

As for tips, make sure your devices are secure. Make sure the login for your password manager is secure as well.

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Yea change your password, but how easy is it to remember “a689(^&!?><,./24d0{}” ??? Yea, try typing that on your phone kbd even if you do remember it.

I suggest you get a password manager that will do random and periodic password generation.
Some highly rated ones include: lastpass, keeper, and dashlane.
Good luck
BTW, there have been some studies done that show that the length of the password is more secure that shorter passwords with all the crazy symbols. Googling will turn up some interesting reading.
J

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well now everyone has your password. :wink:
We had this issue as well, changed password and setup 2pa. All is well in the castle again. I get multiple attempts on my Amazon, eBay and Twitter accounts regularly, but I have 2 party authentication on there as well. No issues other than the annoyance of an occasional midnight text.

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I totally agree with you about the length of a password being more important than including a punctuation character. This article does a great job of explaining it.

https://blog.codinghorror.com/password-rules-are-bullshit/

I also agree with you about using a password manager. Even if it’s readable, a fifty-character password is hard to remember (and a pain to type). I recommend LastPass for those less technical and KeePass to the more technical folk.

Using MFA/TFA/2FA is also a must. I recommend the Microsoft Authenticator or Authy Android apps to keep track of those codes. (They let you back up and restore so you don’t have to re-configure all your TFA accounts when you replace your phone.) IDK about iOS.

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I had a similar problem 2 days ago and it turned out to be my son trying to access the cameras to see if we were home.
Hacking is something you see in the movies and is not really practical especially when you are locked out after three failed attempts.
I retired from my job as a loss and prevention specialist at a financial institution and 99.9999…% of the illegal access 2 accounts we’re done by someone who had access to the real password, a sibling, parent or child.
If someone’s password was only 4 characters long and consisted of Alpha/numeric with lower and uppercase characters your combinations would be 9,834,496 different passwords based on this formula, (56^4). What are the odds that you’ll select the correct 4 characters within three attempts? Not very good.
Whoever accessed your system knew your password.
In my case, my son’s email address is only 1 letter different than mine and the letters are very close to each other on the keyboard.

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well i live alone. no boyfriend, or friends or family know any of my passwords for anything. someone went and changed it and locked me out- that’s when i changed it and turned on two factor… so i’m creeped out.

What are the odds … I have the same password! Dang, now I have to change it. Thanks a bunch jjhudak!

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Rightfully so … but sounds like you did have the right safety features in place! So congratulations.

My wife and I cope with hacking, figuring that the hacked live feed from our cameras (all brands), last we checked, was #4 in the Chinese version of Neilsen Ratings, during prime time in China. It takes some getting used to.

Obviously I’m joking.

But figure your phone, your laptop, your desktop, your tv, your tivo, your Sonos speakers, your Roomba vacuum sweepers, your smart refrigerator, your Google home, Alexa’s and even the wifi in your car are all hackable. Just make sure you keep everything as locked down as you can … because with the explosion of connected devices, the future is going bring more hackers and more devices to hack.

All I ask is that your hacked feed isn’t as interesting as ours. I enjoy being the #4 rated primetime show in China.

Both of these apps exist on iOS. Along with Google Authenticator and a couple hundred others. Since they all follow a standard, they are interchangeable.

There are also KeePass clients on iOS. This is what I use so I can keep control over my Keepass files. I use a cloud storage system to make it available on all my devices. This isn’t any less secure than using LastPass, which has been exploited in the past.

For some reason, your Yahoo email is visible on your Wyze forum profile, and the Wyze Community summary email that Wyze sent out. You should probably change that.

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Absolutely! @bootsbabie3 - You have your email address entered into your ‘name’ block in your Wyze forum preferences. That is inviting a hack, as your email address is your user ID here! Good catch, @null. Please delete your address from the name block in your profile.

Your 2FA should protect you now, but if you feel uncomfortable that your Wyze user ID was exposed, then get with a moderator to go through changing it to another address.

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