Google has disabled Xiaomi devices’ access to its nest hub and assistant. A camera owner reported seeing unfamiliar still images apparently from other cameras. The issue was first reported by Android Police.
‘we’re aware of the issue and are in contact with Xiaomi to work on a fix,’ Google spokesperson said.’in the meantime, we’re disabling Xiaomi integrations on our devices’.
A user reported on Reddit that his newly purchased Xiaomi mijia 1080p smart IP security camera was showing what appeared to be still images from strangers’ homes if he tried to stream from the camera to a Google nest hub.
Reddit user dio-v said they’re based in the Netherlands. He said they saw images of an enclosed porch, a sleeping man in a chair, and a sleeping baby in a crib.
Nest announced its device access program in October. Currently, about two dozen security cameras can be used with Nest displays. Nest currently has about one dozen cameras.
Ip-Based home security cameras have struggled with security from the beginning, starting with a number of easily exploitable issues in some early models. Just after Christmas, smart security camera manufacturer Wyze reported that an insecure server exposed 2.4 million customers’ data for more than three weeks.