Privacy News Wyze cameras showing strangers' home, again


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Staff Member
Jan 8, 2011
Five months ago, we wrote about how your Wyze webcam might have let strangers peek into your house. Today, it happened again. Wyze cofounder David Crosby confirms that at least a dozen users were able to briefly see into a stranger’s property because they were shown an image from someone else’s camera.

“We have now identified a security issue where some users were able to see thumbnails of cameras that were not their own in the Events tab,” he told The Verge.

After an extended outage that Wyze says stemmed from problems with AWS, we found ten different Redditors reporting that their Wyze app showed them images they shouldn’t have seen — including glimpses of a stranger’s porch or in some cases, a living room. Some of the videos were from entirely different timezones.


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Aug 17, 2017
Wyze's problems with letting its security camera customers briefly see into other customer homes is a lot worse than we thought. Last week, co-founder David Crosby said that "so far" the company had identified 14 people who were able to briefly see into a stranger's property because they were shown an image from someone else's Wyze camera. Now we're being told that number of affected customers has ballooned to 13,000.

The revelation came from an email sent to customers entitled "An Important Security Message from Wyze," in which the company copped to the breach and apologized, while also attempting to lay some of the blame on its web hosting provider AWS.
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