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Nest warns user of password breach - but not from its own systems

May 10, 2018
Computing

Smarthome vendor did the right thing says the Internet Society. Nest, the Google-owned manufacturer of home automation devices best known for its smart thermostat, has warned a customer of a password breach, urging him to change it and deploy two-factor authentication (2FA).

Before other Nest users rush to update theirs in fear of yet another mass compromise, though, the breach did not occur through an attack of Nest's own password databases or a leak from a careless employee. Unusually, the company appears to have discovered the issue via a third party, although exactly which one is unclear.