Google is preparing to enforce dual-factor authentication for users who are Nest devices but have not moved their Nest account to Google. A verification code will be required for each Nest account that has not been moved to Google.
Google is increasing the security measures for those who use Nest devices and do not migrate Nest user accounts to Google accounts. It is stated that Google will enforce dual-factor authentication for users who have not moved their Nest account to Google any time soon. Users in this situation will have to enter a verification code to continue using Nest accounts.
Amazon Ring has been the subject of news for some time with its hijacked security cameras. The company blames users for reusing their passwords and skipping dual-factor authentication. While Amazon needs more prevention to make its users’ homes more secure, dual-factor authentication will be one of the main measures to secure the security of their home cameras.
Google accounts are more secure than Nest:
Google announced that it will impose this requirement on Nest accounts starting in April. As soon as you log in to your Nest account from another device, Google will send a one-time verification code to your email address. You will have to enter this code to log in to your Nest account. After this step, you won’t need to enter an email verification code to connect from the same device.
If you don’t want to use double factor authentication, you have to move your account to Google. The company states that Google accounts are more secure than Nest and that double-factor authentication will not be required if the account is moved. Google is known to stop working with Nest for this extra security.
Google also checks for suspicious activity, such as a marked change in location by looking at IP addresses. The company has also added reCAPTCHA to Nest accounts to prevent automated and massive logins.
Numerous security breaches occurring on smart devices raise concerns about products, and consumers are beginning to take the situation. In a case targeting Amazon Ring and filed last December, companies allegedly did not provide adequate security measures to prevent cyber attackers from accessing various smart home devices.