Google Fixes Nest Cam Flaw Quickly

Google has wasted no time in plugging up a flaw that plagued its Nest Cam Indoor security camera. We talked about the flaw yesterday. It allowed the original owner of the Nest camera to continue to view still shots from the camera once it was sold to a second owner and had been factory reset.

The flaw was discovered by a member of a group of Wink users on Facebook. Initially, the Wink third-party app allowed the user to view a video feed from the camera, but after the factory reset still images taken every few seconds could be seen.

“We were recently made aware of an issue affecting some Nest cameras connected to third-party partner services via Works with Nest,” a Google spokesperson told Wirecutter. “We’ve since rolled out a fix for this issue that will update automatically.”

CNET reports that the fix has corrected the issue. It has to be scary for owners of used Nest cameras to think the original owners could have been seeing images from inside their homes all this time.