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Remember, your security camera is only as secure as its password. In what appears to be the fourth incident this week involving Ring devices, a Mississippi mother got a good scare when someone “hacked” into her cam and harassed her 8-year-old daughter, telling her that he was Santa Claus and to destroy her room. Ring has blamed the incident on insecure passwords and the lack of two-factor authentication.

The Ring camera footage, obtained by WMC, shows Alyssa standing nervously in her room while Tiny Tim’s rendition of “Tiptoe through the Tulips,” a warbling song featured in the horror movie “Insidious,” plays over the camera’s speaker. “Who is that,” Alyssa asks, after a man’s voice fills her room. “I’m your best friend. I’m Santa Claus,” the voice says. “I’m Santa Claus. Don’t you want to be my best friend?”


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