A camera compromised by this flaw could be forced to disconnect from the owner’s network or to reboot.
Nest is aware of this issue and has prepared a patch that it says will be sent to the cameras soon.
The Nest Cam is still a high-quality and capable camera, but after 50 hours of researching and testing 15 Wi-Fi home security cameras, we found that the easy-to-use Logitech Logi Circle is better for most people.
It offers more features out of the box for the same price and, unlike the Nest Cam, is useful even if you don’t have a subscription.
Several reports this week have described a security flaw in the Nest family of cameras (this would affect our pick for smart-home enthusiasts, the Nest Cam Indoor, as well as the Dropcam and Nest Cam Outdoor).
According to the reports, the cameras are vulnerable via their Bluetooth connection, which remains active even after initial setup.
Video calls are the main way to get face-to-face time with your colleagues in other offices or working from home, so you may be doing multiple calls per day.The quality difference is literally night and day compared to the Mac Book Pro webcam.One advice would be not to mimic my setup on the right though, it was experimental at best, and certainly adds a certain level of stress.If you don’t have a more expensive HD firewire camera available, an upgrade to a higher webcam is a great move to improve the quality.A good model is the Logitech C910 with excellent reviews, Carl Zeiss optics and full 1080p recording.