Google’s Nest Cam Security Bug Squashed But Consumer Concerns Are Still Very Much Alive
Google recently reported fixing a bug that allowed previous owners of used Nest security cameras to get access to video feeds, even after factory-resetting. While Google initially ran Nest under Alphabet, it later acquired the company and merged it with their smart home division.
The Nest Cam bug was originally discovered by a member of a Facebook group for Wink users, who realized he was able to access a feed of the new owner’s Nest cam via his Wink account, Wirecutter’s report said.
The team at Google tested the problem using a Wink Hub and a Nest Indoor Cam and immediately fixed it. Sometime earlier this week, the company shut down Nest’s website. Now, you can see all the smart home products on Google’s page. However, if you have an existing Nest device, you would be able to sign in, manage subscription, and view order history.
As of now, Google Nest Hub Max and Google Home Hub (now known as the Google Nest Hub) are the only devices bearing the new Google Nest name. You might come across other products in the store, such as Nest Learning Thermostat, Chromecast Ultra, Nest Hello Doorbell, Nest Hub Max, Nest Hub, Nest Cam Indoor, and Nest Cam Outdoor.
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