Nest Thermostats Leaked User Data But Don’t Freak Out Quite Yet
Bryan Lufkin reports:
It’s no secret that connected home devices are riddled with security concerns. A recent investigation into Nest thermostats leaking user data onto the internet seemed especially anxiety-inducing, given how incredibly popular the gadgets are. But the story’s not as scary as some reports might lead you to believe.
The new research comes out of Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy. There, two researchers have spent the last two months testing the security of various smart home gizmos. They looked at the Nest thermostat, Belkin’s WeMo Switch, Ubi’s Smart Speaker, Sharx’s Security Camera, a Smartthings hub, and a PixStar digital photo frame. The results were not pretty.
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