Are smart home security systems more of a security risk than a benefit?


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Last September, owners of Wyze security cameras in the US were shocked to discover that rather than viewing footage from their own homes on their webcam feeds, they were actually peering into the properties of other camera owners. “Went to check on my cameras and they are all gone to be replaced with a new one…and this isn’t mine,” said one user on Reddit. As it turned out, this was far from an isolated incident, too. Less than six months later the same thing happened again , this time 13,000 Wyze users received thumbnails from other people’s cameras which allowed...