Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday January 21, 2016

Nest Thermostats Leak Location Data Over WiFi

I don't understand why a Nest Thermostat would be broadcasting anything unencrypted over WiFi, especially your location. That's pretty damn creepy. eek!

The Nest thermostat is a popular smart device that supposedly helps users to save money on heating and cooling, and also have a cool-looking round electronic device on their walls. Yet two researchers at Princeton University pointed out a problem that should terrify most Nest users: their thermostats were broadcasting their location, unencrypted, over WiFi.