Change Of Address
New home, WiFi was set up with new unique passwords, new Nest password changed (I think - I'd better double check that later) & the electronic door lock account was created afresh.
Icon - Sherlock obviously.
Nest has urged its customers to not reuse passwords between their smart home gizmos and other websites and services. This comes after miscreants were spotted taking usernames and passwords leaked or stolen from other websites, and using them to attempt to log into Nest accounts and hijack the internet-connected home gadgets, a …
16 seems like a vast amount of overkill for security - I'm pretty sure my whole street doesn't have 16 cameras in it yet.
I can only assume it was to enable the working spouse to watch baby's first steps or some such from wherever they were? Or for keeping a distant eye on an elderly relative in case of falls?
I don't password share and I knew it was inevitable that I'd have to switch 2FA on at some time, but I was mightily disappointed that Nest only allow a code via SMS. No one-time password option like Google offers?! Hopefully the crims will not try and get my phone SIM reset...
I like (not love) Nest when it works, but they seemed to have seriously lost the plot when it comes to security.
Hate to sound like a Luddite - but the alternative is not to fill your house with shtuff that not only steals your data and listens to you all the time so as to fill your head with advertising, but also costs money, needs managing, and becomes deliberately obsolete within three years.
Who needs that level of tech management at home?
Having had a relative recently move into care, I deployed several cameras (and other IoT devices) to the empty property to monitor it. Kit was cheap enough to explore the technology with a legitimate excuse.
Will I move it to my occupied property when the empty property is sold? Not sure yet.
Email&password is such a poor choice for securing stuff these days. As demosntrated in the article, it just doesnt work. Sadly, like many IT issues, its the users that get the blame not the IT industry taking resposibility. For example, systems that send SMS codes etc are far more effective and consumer friendly
I accidently logged into a forum as somebody who had used my PC a couple of years ago as Firefox had remembered his details and I wasn't alert enough selecting the correct autocomplete name. After logging off I found how to clear the saved details, in going through I found loads of logon details that I had no memory of. But, most scarily, my HMRC logon details were there. Just one keypress (then Enter) would have logged you on as me.
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