It Was The Best Of Times, It Was The Worst Of Times, To Build Your Smart Home!
While there is no doubt that a smart home makes life more convenient, it does come with its baggage. IFTTT is a wonderful concept that allows devices of different brands to communicate with one another. Unfortunately, it will not be useful for Nest hardware and Google Assistant users anymore, since Nest and Google have integrated completely.
Once you have an IFTTT account, you can subscribe to certain channels and hardware. Then, that account can be used to link to any service or devices, such as the Nest Learning Thermostat. When Google took the decision of not sharing users’ data with third parties like IFTTT, the entire concept goes in vain.
While SmartThings can be used in Android phones to control Zigbee or Z Wave devices, as the second part of the double play mentioned has over 100 instances of Amazon S3 storage buckets completely unsecured and leaking all over the place like a soiled diaper.
A smart home should make life easier but the headache factor can’t be ignored.
This basically translates to that anyone who wanted could have got data about how the users’ used SmartThings or Bixby products and services. Not only this, but they would also have been able to edit the code and then merge it in – all by using the actual developers’ credentials! This is something that can never be undone.
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