Security Flaw

Major Flaw Leaving Security Cameras Vulnerable to Tech Savvy Thieves Fixed

Major Security Flaw

Security expert, Jason Doyle, discovered a flaw in the Nest Cam (owned by Alphabet). He found a way to remotely turn the camera off. Speaking to Inside Edition, he did not revel how it was done. Doyle helped in the development of an app to expose the flaw which disabled the camera for sixty seconds at the push of a button.

Nest was notified of the flaw in October and Doyle went public to make people aware of the problem. As of today, Nest says they developed a fix for the problem and the software in their cameras has been automatically updated to resolve the flaw. They also mentioned no customer was ever affected.