KISSIMMEE, Fla. – A Florida man said he was going through his morning routine when he stepped out of his apartment bath and realized his Nest security camera was on.
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Adam King said he then heard a voice he didn't recognize.
"The light came on and took my attention, and I think he said," No one will see it, "King said." He had an accent, continued to do some of the microphone. When I left the bedroom, some music or sound came from someone (black). "
Kong said someone used a computer or cell phone to see him through the Nest app.
He said he went into the living room to search for his cell phone or his iPad so that he could turn off the camera, but he could not, because the other person was in control of the app.
"I had no choice but to come in again and disconnect camera, "King said.
Nest, owned by Google, provided the WFTV with the following statement:
" Nest Security Customers may be vulnerable because their email addresses and passwords are freely available on the Internet . If a site is compromised, it is possible for someone to access the user's email addresses and passwords, and from there, access all accounts that use the same login information. "
Yes son Cook, a Florida law enforcement department cybercrimes supervisor, said it is important to use a secured network.
" That's your thermostat. It's your home surveillance system, washer and dryer, Wi-Fi, controlled outlets sometimes, "he said. They are constantly running through your network, and if your network is not secured, all those things are vulnerable. "
Nest said it encourages users to exploit their dual-layer authentication process.
Kong said he would not put his privacy at risk again.
" I do not want to put my camera back on the wall for fear that it could be hacked again, he said.
The spokesman for the company would not estimate how many customers had experienced similar problems.
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