Someone started turning my roku TV off and on until and then getting into my Netflix acct that was hooked up there. They started spelling words into my Netflix search and were saying they can hear me. So I asked them my name, thinking it was a Scam. Well they spelled my name, incorrectly but close enough. They also threatened to take my son. I asked "out loud" why they said that and they spelled out they were a killer. I disconnected my WiFi. Then they started turning my other roku TV off and on and was trying to connect to other WiFi signals. How is this even possible?
If your wifi network can be reached from outside your home, anyone with the Roku app can connect to your Rokus thru your network if they are able to log into your network.
Change the password on your wifi router to something nobody that knows you could guess, then reconnect your remote devices using your new password.
Holy **bleep**! That is terrifying. Yeah, it sounds like someone hacked into your wifi. Maybe someone you know, like an ex-friend or neighbor you're on bad terms with now.
Not sure how they could 'hear' you unless you have an Echo or other smart home device that is always listening.
Change ALL the passwords!
Yikes! That's so creepypasta!
I was woken up at around 5 in the morning with a text allegedly from this Roku forum stating I did something wrong or offensive by 3 accusers that hide behind initials or anonymous shield avatars. The weird thing is this is my private and personal/business number . I NEVER give this number out to just anybody-especially forums. And Roku seems not to ask for phone numbers when opening up an account either-just a email address.
So if it is Roku, don't send anymore automated texts out to me. PM me if you have any problems with me or my content. If any of you don't like what I post-simply disregard it. I sure do especially trollish behavior. Right now I am in the middle of burying 2 beings very close to me. I have to keep my phone on 24/7 in case of anything new transpires within my family. I am not in the greatest mood or have much patience for such stupid shenanigans as this is. I always prefer to post positive and informartive content as the one I did this morning. I won't again for a long period of time as I am in shock right now. and have other more pressing things to attend to.
Brute force tools can crack a passphrase in mere hours. Make sure you use a long passphrase for both the WiFi and router. Use a password generator [if you are using WPA/WPA2, use the 160bit option] and a minimum of 20 upper/lower/symbols/random characters. Change that passphrase periodically. Use MAC filtering.
It's a good idea to change your password on your Roku account. If you don't do a hard reset, before you sell or give away an older Roku it is still likely linked to your account. So log into your Roku account and scroll down to where it says My Linked devices and unlink any old Roku you may no longer own.
Did you ever figure this out? My teenage daughters tv is doing thus same thing. Typed out her first and last name, a long and hyphenated last name, saying creepy things and answering her in real time when she says things out loud. It is terrifying
Desperate times call for desperate measures. Probably next to impossible to trace the criminal(s) involved.
Immediate Hard Reset back to pure factory ones should be done here immediately. Change all passwords and Passcodes that was on your Roku product as well.
No one should be put through something like this!
Thank you, will try factory resetting all our electronic devices and changing all passwords. So scary. They kept putting on shows opening with brutal murder scenes, and typing in that they were from **bleep**, and that they were going to get her. Knew ALOT of personal information about my daughter, which is obviously really unsettling. I'll update if anything else happens. Nothing more has happened since this morning