How Nest home protection allowed hackers in

Source: Reed Albergotti, Washington Post (Paid Registration)

Software designed to help people break into websites and devices has gotten so easy to use that it’s practically child’s play, and many companies, including Nest, have effectively chosen to let some hackers slip through the cracks rather than impose an array of inconvenient countermeasures that could detract from their users’ experience and ultimately alienate their customers. The result is that anyone in the world with an Internet connection and rudimentary skills has the ability to virtually break into homes through devices (like Nest Cam) designed to keep physical intruders out.

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