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Comment by Andrew Rabon

“The voice from our Nest camera threatened to steal our baby – your periodic reminder that the ‘S’ in ‘IoT’ stands for ‘Security'”


“I dove deeper to find out how this could have happened. Essentially, an email and a password are compromised somewhere across the internet. They join millions of other email addresses and passwords, which are then cross-referenced with other websites, including Nest. When a match is found, any novice can jump on and terrorize with little to no technical background.”


It’s almost like reusing passwords is a plainly bad idea that users are frequently warned about.

Also, it’s these stories that are causing the death of Works with Nest and a whole bunch of developer angst. Everything is a trade off at the end of the day I think.

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