A small but increasing number of people have been hacked, often to blast out audio messages. In one instance, a California family received a fake warning of a North Korean missile attack.
The problem is not with Nest. Google confirms that the service has not been breached. other sites.
But safeguarding your Nest account is easy with two-step authentication. This requires you to verify your identity using a trusted device, such as your smartphone. You provide your password in the first step, and then a PIN to your trusted device. You must then provide both pieces of information to access your Nest account.
They would need to steal your Nest password, your trusted device (your smartphone), and they would need to know the PIN
Open the Nest app, click the gear icon in the top right corner. Next, click "Account" and then "Manage Account."
On the second line you'll see the setting for "Account Security." It says "Password Only," unless anyone in your family group has already set up two-step authentication.
If you have not, click on "Account Security" and you will be able to change your password and switch to two-step authentication.
If you have not changed the password for multiple devices or services, so it's a good time to do it. , Make your new password unique. For the best (and easiest) security, install a password manager and generate a random password.
Finally, switch to two-step verification.
Many services use a PIN generated by an app in your phone, but Nest sends this via SMS text message.
Nest wants to ask you for a phone number and it wants to send a code to your phone.
Your Nest account is now protected by two-step verification, making it much more difficult for anyone to hack into the account, access your cameras, or Send creepy audio messages to your home.
and phone when logging into Nest from a new device. It's specifically designed so that it's the only way to log in:
And never give
Now that you're feeling good about protecting your Nest account, enable it for all your other important accounts , Many web services, banks, email providers and shopping sites support these days. You'll be glad you did.