Xiaomi camera exposed serious loopholes, actually can see other people’s homes

Xiaomi camera exposed a major vulnerability! One Reddit user connected Xiaomi’s home security camera to Google Nest Hub when he accidentally saw images of the interior of someone else’s house, involving personal privacy, including a scene in which a baby slept in a crib. Xiaomi camera exposed a major vulnerability! I can see someone else’s house!

Original title: Xiaomi camera exposed a serious vulnerability by Google emergency disable! Reddit user sees sleeping child in other homes from the camera

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A Reddit user connected Xiaomi’s home security camera to Google Nest Hub when he accidentally saw images inside someone else’s house, according tomedia. The photos are clearly personal and include scenes of babies sleeping in cots.

Xiaomi camera exposed serious loopholes, actually can see other people's homes

Sleeping babies in someone else’s house

Xiaomi camera exposed serious loopholes, actually can see other people's homes

No one else’s home at a glance

The user reportedly used the Xiaomi home 1080p camera running on firmware version 3.5.1.00.66 and showed a video connecting using Google Nest Hub. Equipped with network storage and some image recognition, the product prioritizes parts of the scene.

Google, meanwhile, was quick to respond, and a spokesman has responded to the question:

“We are aware of the problem and are in contact with Xiaomi to fix it. At the same time, we’ve disabled Xiaomi device integration on Google devices. “

It seems that Google doesn’t want to take any risks on this issue, completely disabling the integration of Xiaomi devices. We further confirmed this information, whether this would mean a total ban on all Mi Home products, and were told that this was the case. Google’s response is so fast!

It is not clear why Xiaomi’s camera sat, and Xiaomi has yet to comment.

Reddit buzz: Congratulations you’ve unlocked the ultimate hidden Big Brother model

The exposed netizen’s post on Reddit also sparked a stir, and we picked some to share with you:

Xiaomi camera exposed serious loopholes, actually can see other people's homes

Congratulations you’ve unlocked the ultimate hidden Big Brother mode, which lets you monitor anyone you want to watch.

There’s nothing wrong with that, Big Brother!

Whether other people can get images from the camera is a huge security issue.

Good job. I have the same camera, and I put it in the garage so I can check if the door is closed (forget the habit of pressing the button).

Even now, I’m thinking about changing the switch.

There are also netizens asked: “Why not let the door become smart?” “

Xiaomi camera exposed serious loopholes, actually can see other people's homes

Buying a bargain is a price to pay. As far as I know, some of the more expensive brands will also have problems, but will solve them as soon as possible, because of the greater regulatory risks. Especially those American/European brands, where regulators keep an eye on it every day, there’s no thief’s heart.

If you have a need for performance, security, and privacy, don’t buy any Chinese-branded products. It’s really cheaper, but it’s a trade-off. You don’t even know what cats are hidden in what you buy, until the problem comes to light.

Xiaomi should be one of the best brands, at least in terms of quality. It is the only Chinese brand other than Lenovo that is truly valued outside of China, and Lenovo has achieved this by acquiring a product line of companies that are more bullish than it is.

Xiaomi camera exposed serious loopholes, actually can see other people's homes

“We are aware of the problem and are in contact with Xiaomi to fix it. At the same time, we are disabling Xiaomi integration on the device. “

It seems that Google does not seem to be taking any risks on this issue, banning Xiaomi integration altogether. We seek further confirmation that this will mean a total ban on all Mi Home products and have been informed that this is the case.

It’s very annoying that they had to mess up all my other devices, but at least they’ve solved it.

Xiaomi camera exposed serious loopholes, actually can see other people's homes

I think it’s the right response from Google. Google’s integration is important to Xiaomi, and if they get such a slight warning, they may put more emphasis on security in the future.

Xiaomi camera exposed serious loopholes, actually can see other people's homes

That’s why I don’t buy any smart appliances because their microphones are always on and result in 24/7 monitoring.

Xiaomi camera exposed serious loopholes, actually can see other people's homes

Wow, that’s fast. It’s good to see that the issue you’re reporting got the attention it needs, and Google responded quickly.

In fact, this isn’t the first time that smart home surveillance cameras have encountered this problem, and there’s even a black industrial chain dedicated to hacking into other people’s cameras. In addition to camera manufacturers to enhance the security of their products, we as consumers should also be more precautions, as far as possible do not use webcams in private space. What do you think of the vulnerability in the Xiaomi camera this time?

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[Updated: Statement] Google disables Xiaomi camera integration after Nest Hub shows random homes

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